BREAKING: Pedestrian struck and killed by train


Molly Blanco, Managing editor

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Thursday afternoon at a railroad crossing on North Dakota Avenue.

The Ames Police Department responded to the accident at 3:14 p.m. after witnesses reported that a person had been struck by the train. Officers found the person dead when they arrived at the scene.

The identity of the victim will be withheld pending notification of the family.

Police blocked access to Reliable Street as well as the railroad crossing, as of 5:30 p.m.

The Iowa State Daily reached out to the Ames Police and Fire Departments; neither were immediately available to comment.

The Ames Police are investigating the accident. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Ames Police Department at (515) 239-5133.