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Washtenaw County officials release new details, photos to identify train victim

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office hopes to identify victim

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying the victim of a deadly train incident on Nov. 5, 2019.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying the victim of a deadly train incident on Nov. 5, 2019. (WDIV)

LIMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Washtenaw County deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who was struck by a train and killed Tuesday in Lima Township.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police need help identifying man struck by train, killed in Lima Township

Police said the man was struck before noon Tuesday in the area of Lima Center and Dexter Chelsea roads.

The train was heading west on its way from Pontiac to Battle Creek, according to authorities.

Deputies said due to the man’s injuries and the lack of information about the case, they haven’t been able to identify him. There are no reported missing people who match his description, authorities said.

At the time of the incident, police said the victim was wearing black pants, black zippered sweatshirt, blue University of Michigan “M LAW” T-shirt, black Nike shoes and dark grey HEAD brand gloves.

The man is described as being about 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds, police said. He had dark-colored hair and was likely in his late 20s to mid-30s, officials said.

Police said the man had a 10 inch scar on his abdomen.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 734-994-2911.


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