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Train, pedestrian accident results in death of EL man

January 27, 2021 - 00:00
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Joseph Ruiz, 29, of Eagle Lake, was struck and killed by a train Monday, Jan. 25 in Eagle Lake.

The City of Eagle Lake Police Department was dispatched to the scene of an Amtrak Passenger train and pedestrian accident at approximately 9 p.m. Monday.

The accident occurred near the crossing of North Lake Street in Eagle Lake.

Ruiz, a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other agencies responding to the accident were the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department, the Colorado County Sheriff’s Department, Colorado County EMS and the Department of Public Safety. City of Eagle Lake officials and emergency responders state the Amtrak train was traveling west from Houston to San Antonio. The train was carrying 18 passengers, and no other injuries were reported.

The accident remains under investigation.