Police Identify Two Men Killed by Train in Iowa

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By Ben Hoppenworth

OSCEOLA, Iowa (AP) - Iowa authorities have identified two men killed by a BNSF train in the southern part of the state this weekend.

Police say 24-year-old Zack Brown of Osceola and 22-year-old Justin Schumacher of Indianola were struck and killed by a train around 5 a.m. Saturday.

The engineer of the BNSF train reported the accident to 911 because he knew the train had hit someone.

Authorities are trying to determine why the two men were walking on the tracks. They weren't near a crossing. The area is residential but there were no witnesses other than the engineer.

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