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Fort Madison, Iowa man killed by Amtrak train

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amtrakwolverine

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Fort Madison police say Michael Mendoza, 25, was seen running across the tracks with two male friends when Mendoza fell onto the tracks as the train approached. The train struck and killed him, dragging him some ways before coming to a stop. The other two safely made it to the other side
feel sorry for the train crews who were powerless to do anything.
 

Bierboy

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Yeah, we've taken the SWC...looks like it might have been running a bit late eastbound if the accident was around 12:30 p.m. It's due in Ft. Madison at 11:09 a.m.
 

sechs

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Was the train angry that he was trying to beat it to the crossing?
 

FriskyFL

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Yeah, we've taken the SWC...looks like it might have been running a bit late eastbound if the accident was around 12:30 p.m. It's due in Ft. Madison at 11:09 a.m.
Yes, clearly the train was in too much of a hurry & wasn't paying enough attention.
 
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