WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Police in Wichita say a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a freight train may have been unaware he was in danger.
KSNW-TV reports police identified the man Wednesday as 41-year-old Wichita resident Cedale Lamont Brown.
Family and friends told police Brown sometimes became oblivious to his surroundings because of a medical condition for which he took medication. They also said he often walked in the area where he was struck and killed
Witnesses said Brown stepped into the path of the oncoming Union Pacific train shortly before noon Tuesday after walking pass activated cross arms.
The train sounded its horn, but Brown didn’t step away. He suffered severe injuries and died at a hospital.