Landis Police ID pedestrian killed by train
By Shavonne Walker
LANDIS — The Landis Police Department on Tuesday identified the pedestrian who was killed Monday morning when he was hit by a train as 57-year-old Daniel Lominac of Landis.
Authorities said at 8:59 a.m. Monday, the Landis police and fire departments were called to the railroad crossing on East Ryder Avenue. A pedestrian had been struck by a train.
Emergency responders found Lominac already dead.
The train was a southbound Norfolk Southern freight train that, according to railroad officials, was traveling 53 mph at the time of the accident.
Railroad officials told investigators the train crew was sounding the horn as they approached the crossing. The crossing arms were tested and found to be operational.
Landis police said the case remains under investigation pending an autopsy by the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office.
Landis investigators and fire officials remained on the scene for some time Monday assessing the damage as railroad officials conducted tests on the traffic arm.
Drivers and other onlookers stopped to see what happened.
Some passers-by said they couldn’t remember the last time there was a railroad accident in Landis.
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