Man lying on railroad tracks killed by train in Atoka County, Oklahoma, Wednesday

A man lying on railroad tracks was struck and killed by a train Wednesday. The fatality was reported in Atoka County.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm •  Published: March 21, 2014
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— A man was killed by a train Wednesday in Atoka County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

James Littleton, 58, of Tushka, was struck by a train about 11 p.m. Wednesday 400 yards north of Boggy Depot Road on railroad tracks, the patrol reported.

Littleton was dead of massive injuries at the scene. The train was going south, and Littleton was lying across the tracks for an unknown reason when he was struck.

The Union Pacific Railroad train was pulling 70 cars and four engines, and was engineered by Larry R. Hall, 64, of Sherman, Texas.

Hall was not injured. The conductor, James Bird, 37, of Achille, was not injured.

The fatality remains under investigation, the patrol reported.

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