Johnson County Train Accident Victim Identified

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The victim of a train accident in Johnson County near Spadra Park has been identified, according to a news release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

The deceased victim was identified as Tyle Eugene Perrin, 50, of Tulsa, Okla, according to the news release.

“The investigation will continue to try and determine how long Perrin had been in the area and where he was staying prior to the accident,” the news release states.

Perrin was hit by a westbound Union Pacific train engine on a trestle west of Spadra Park. He was thrown from the trestle into the Arkansas River backwater. Eyewitnesses called 911 and stayed in the area to direct first responders.

The Johnson County Dive Team was called and after a short search located the body in 13 feet of water.