VALLEY CENTER, Kan. - (UPDATE) Valley Center Police say that a man struck and killed by a train early Wednesday morning likely took his own life.
Valley Center Police Chief Mark Hephner told KNSS News that a 22 year old man got into an argument with his girlfriend. During the argument he threatened to commit suicide on the train tracks.
Chief Hephner said the threats were not reported immediately to authorities. But the man's family and friends did begin a search for him.
The Chief said at 5:30 am Wednesday a train did pass through Valley Center and the train's engineer reported that they thought they had run over an animal. A search by authorities in the area reported turned up nothing.
Then around 7:00 am friends and family of the deceased found the man's body on the railroad tracks.
Cheif Hephner said all indications of the investigation suggest this was a suicide.
VALLEY CENTER, Kan - Valley Center police are investigating after a man was hit and killed by a train early today. Emergency medical crews were called to the scene near the Andale co-op grain elevator at approximately 7:15 a.m.
The man was in his 20s. Valley Center police said while they are still investigating the circumstances of the death, officers received a call indicating the man may be suicidal.