No victim is found after a reported train accident

UPDATE: Scotland County Sheriff Wayne Winn told KTVO that the man who was seen on the railroad tracks was found alive Thursday morning.

He said, thanks to a citizen's tip, his office found the man at a residence safe and sound.

Winn would not release the man's name, but he did say he is approximately 45 years old and from Knox County, Missouri.

The man told investigators he didn't think the train was that close.

Winn said his office is not going to pursue any charges against the man, but the railroad police might.


Scotland County Sheriff's Office has identified the male subject involved in the train incident in Gorin, Mo. His name has not yet been released. The investigation continues into the incident.


A local sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in locating a man who may have been struck by a train.

Just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad notified the Scotland County Sheriff's Office that one of their trains had struck a person near Gorin, Mo.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene, and the railroad halted all traffic for two hours as a search was conducted for the victim.

The search was inconclusive, as no evidence of a victim was discovered.

Law enforcement interviewed both the train conductor and the engineer, those interviews revealed that they noticed a person standing on the tracks as the train approached the crossing arm in Gorin. The train personnel did an emergency stop, and notified law enforcement.

At this time, the Sheriff's office is looking for a white male, between the ages of 30 and 45, with short hair. At the time of the incident, the man was wearing blue jeans and no shirt.

Anyone with information should contact the Scotland County Sheriff's Office at (660) 465-2151.