Man pushing grocery cart hit, killed by train on near North Side

Victim pronounced dead in the 400 block of West Olmos

A man pushing a grocery cart was hit and killed by a train Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of West Olmos.
A man pushing a grocery cart was hit and killed by a train Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of West Olmos. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A man pushing a grocery cart was hit and killed by a train Tuesday afternoon near the city’s North Side.

The fatality was reported around 5 p.m. in the 400 block of West Olmos.

Witnesses told officials at the scene that the man was pushing a grocery cart across some railroad tracks when the cart got stuck.

The man was able to work the cart free from the tracks, but by the time that happened he was struck by the train, officials said.

The man, identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner as 66-year-old David Escobar, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the ME, Escobar died from multiple blunt force injuries.

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