Bicyclist killed by train just east of downtown identified

Incident occurred around 12: 50 a.m. near N. Pine St., Duval St.

A man in his 30s tried to cross train tracks with a bicycle and was killed by a train early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police said a man, identified by the medical examiner’s office on Friday as 54-year-old Tyrone Paul Bowie, tried to cross train tracks with a bicycle and was killed by a train.

The incident occurred around 12:50 a.m. Thursday near North Pine Street and Duval Street, just east of downtown.

According to police, a train was stopped near Pine Street as it was being doubled with another train. Investigators say Bowie was trying to cross the road by going underneath the train with his bicycle when the train suddenly began to move.

Police said the train engineer was pulling the train forward when it went into emergency mode and came to a full stop. The conductor walked the length of the train and found Bowie crushed, police said.

The Union Pacific Police Department has since been notified of the incident. There are no criminal charges pending.

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