Man found dead near train tracks, police investigating

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EDMOND, Okla. – Edmond police are investigating after a man was found dead along train tracks in Edmond.

Police were called to 25th and Broadway Tuesday evening to investigate after a man was fatally struck by a train.

Officials say the man was a contract worker whose vehicle was stuck near the train tracks.

The man was standing on the tracks as two men in a tow truck were attempting to free the man’s vehicle.

Police say the man had his back facing the southbound train when he was struck.

Edmond Electric confirmed one of their employees, Bob Waterson, 57, was the man who was killed.

Waterson was a Lead Journeyman Lineman who had been employed by Edmond Electric for nearly 34 years.

According to Edmond Electric, Waterson was in the area working to de-energize lines that were no longer in use.

“We are incredibly saddened and shocked by this tragic accident,” said Glenn Fisher, Director of Edmond Electric. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob’s family, friends and co-workers.  He was a valued part of our team and this a big loss for many people.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.