ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Police in St. Joseph say a pedestrian who died after being struck by a train may have been wearing headphones.
The victim in Saturday afternoon’s accident has been identified as 29-year-old Romino Buruta, who was crossing railroad tracks on his way home from work at Triumph Foods.
Police Detective Frank Till tells the St. Joseph News-Press the train’s engineer reported seeing a man who appeared to be wearing headphones or earbuds.
The engineer said he sounded the locomotive’s horn several times but the pedestrian continued to walk across the tracks.
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The death remains under investigation while authorities wait to see video from the train’s camera.