By Heartland News
ORAN, MO (KFVS) - The Scott County Sheriff confirms a man is dead after hit by a train shortly before noon Friday near Oran.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, a 38-year-old man from Morley was hit by a train at the crossing off of County Road 411 Scott County aobut a half a mile south of Oran.
A Burlington-Northern-Santa-Fe train hit a man walking north on the tracks, Walter said.
The sheriff says they believe the man was wearing headphones and probably didn't hear the train, despite repeated warnings from the engineer.
When police found the man, he didn't have head phones on but they found them nearby.
Police have not released the man's name pending notification of family.