Goshen News, Goshen, IN

April 8, 2013

Goshen police release name of man killed by train


THE GOSHEN NEWS

GOSHEN — Goshen police have released the name of a pedestrian killed by a train in the area of the tracks between First Street and River Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday.

The pedestrian was identified as Thomas D. Griffis, 39, 18254 U.S. 6, New Paris.

According to Goshen police, Griffis was struck in the area of First Street and River Avenue by a freight train traveling east at about 50 mph.

Police said alcohol was believed to be a factor.

The train was stopped for more than two and a half hours while emergency personnel conducted an investigation.