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UPDATE: Victim identified in train-pedestrian accident

A Grand Island Police vehicle sits in front of the railroad crossing at the intersection of...
A Grand Island Police vehicle sits in front of the railroad crossing at the intersection of South Front and Broadwell in Grand Island after a fatal train-pedestrian accident.(KSNB)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 2:24 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2021 at 10:55 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island Police have identified the man who died in a train-pedestrian accident on Wednesday.

Captain Jim Duering said the victim was Daniel Anderson, 28, of Kearney. Police had initially said the man who died was in his 40s, but have since updated the information.

Police said Anderson was trying to get around a stopped Union Pacific train when it started moving.

GIPD said investigators are still working to determine whether the man had attempted to crawl underneath the train car or climb in between the cars.

This happened on the railroad tracks located on South Front and Broadwell Avenue around 11:45 a.m.

Police believe this was an accident.

The accident led to multiple railroad crossings in downtown Grand Island to be closed as authorities investigate.

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