ABILENE, TX – A 41-year-old White male was killed when he was struck by a train on the evening of November 15, 2021. The incident occurred just after 7 p.m. in the 2900 Block of South First St. Witnesses say that the man, identified as Jason Wayne Dane, was sitting on the tracks as a Union Pacific train was approaching from the east. As the train closed on the man, the conductor sounded the whistle in an attempt to move the man from the tracks and engaged the braking system. The man did not move out of the way in time and was hit. Dane was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by the Justice of the Peace. Next of kin notification has been made.
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