UPDATE: Police release name of man killed by train
Caldwell Police officers says Randall Clay, 58, of Caldwell was the man killed early Tuesday morning when he walked on front of an oncoming train.
It happened about 6:30 a.m. near Kimball Avenue and the railroad tracks. Officers later located the man’s body several blocks away, near 4th Ave.
Caldwell Police spokesman Sgt. Joey Hoadley told us alcohol may have been a factor in the man’s death.
He said conductors saw the man walk into the train’s path, and immediately attempted to stop. “We estimate the train was going about 45 miles an hour at the time, which is slower than its normal speed. Normally, trains go 60 miles an hour,” Hoadley said.
“(The engineers) were actually able to get stopped within a matter of three of four blocks, which is good,” he stated. “But they did get it stopped as quickly as possible.”
Police waited to release the man’s name until family members were notified.
Officers say Clay was killed on impact.
The train remained at the scene and the railroad tracks were closed for several hours, as police investigated the site.