Person Killed By Train In Cantonment

July 15, 2019

An adult woman was killed when she tried to crawl through a train Monday evening in Cantonment.

Witnesses said the train was stopped when she attempted to crawl under a train car, according to Deb Henley, spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The train began to move, running over the woman.

The victim came to rest east of the intersection of Carver and Webb streets after the 7:30 p.m. incident.

Further details have not been released as the investigation continues.

Editor’s note: An Escambia County spokesperson initially identified the victim as an adult male Monday night. Tuesday morning, the ECSO released the the victim was an adult female, and this story was updated. photos by Kristi Barber.


23 Responses to “Person Killed By Train In Cantonment”

  1. shaking my head on July 19th, 2019 5:15 pm

    @Nelson, You don’t need monitors, you need people with brains……

  2. Matchbox on July 17th, 2019 5:10 pm

    I’ve said this many times those trains are getting way out of control. .running people down…crashing into vehicles its really ridiculous….I for one never understood how someone gets hit by a train…its not like it’s on tracks or anything to keep it in one area….if your not on the tracks its slim to none that you are going to be hit by a train…just saying

  3. Lashaun Body on July 16th, 2019 8:54 pm

    Prayers for the family

  4. Howie on July 16th, 2019 7:42 pm

    The train mentioned, is a very slow moving train. Maybe the woman didn’t want to wait for it to pass. SO, she attempted to crawl under it.

    By the way, Trains can’t move but in two directions. The woman can run away in many directions. AND, you first have to see a train to attempt to crawl under. Why would it be necessary to get on your hands and knees to crawl if she didn’t see it?

    Well, she’s not here to tell about it.

    Sad for her family as they try to unravel all the details.

  5. Me on July 16th, 2019 5:16 pm

    Read the entire article. It was not known when the story was first posted that a woman tried to crawl under the train.

  6. Anthony on July 16th, 2019 4:47 pm

    How stupid can you be she shouldn’t have crawled under the train Even if it’s stopped you don’t know when it would start moving again common sense Totally her fault no one else’s

  7. Kim on July 16th, 2019 3:42 pm

    That was my auntie aint no way she crawl under know train.
    The police need to investigate the person they said was with her at the time. Period

  8. ALEX on July 16th, 2019 3:35 pm

    Tee Bug, she saw the train in front of her and climbed under it she did not need to hear it. as a kid I went under many a stopped train and I did it fast and if the train was started to move I always had plenty of time.

    may God be with her family and friends. this is really a terrible way to go

  9. Curious on July 16th, 2019 3:01 pm

    This is so sad! I wonder how long the train was in length. Maybe she was looking for somewhere to cross through instead of stepping over where they connect or walking beyond the front or the end of the train. I wonder if there are any laws about crossing over train tracks…I’m sure there are, but just curious. Prayers to her family and friends.

  10. Big red on July 16th, 2019 2:15 pm

    The woman tried to cross the tracks while the train was stopped. First she tried to climb across the trains knuckle but decided not to. She then tried to crawl under it and the train began to move. Unfortunately this lead to her demise. Sorry for all involved in this tragedy.

  11. Calvinqualls on July 16th, 2019 1:31 pm

    People’s first of all let’s get it straight she not he she crawled under the train its not the train engineer fault im related to the victim for some odd reason she decided not to wait only her and god knows why just pray for her family thank you

  12. Marshall on July 16th, 2019 1:02 pm

    NELSON – Curious, but how would any of the systems you’re talking about, saved someone crawling under a train car?

    My question is, why was she crawling under a train?

  13. Aaron on July 16th, 2019 12:19 pm

    So a woman crawled through the cars and was killed and it’s FL DOT and the RR fault??? Get real!

  14. Justa on July 16th, 2019 11:45 am

    Prayers for the train crew also. How devastating for them.

  15. Taylor on July 16th, 2019 11:31 am

    I live right in carver park, the brick house on the end, I could see the police lights all last night from my front porch. We thought someone was getting arrested but the lights sat there for hours, then we thought someone was murdered. My condolences.

  16. Lee on July 16th, 2019 11:23 am

    How is this the trains fault Nelson? She tried to crawl through it.

  17. Denee on July 16th, 2019 10:54 am

    Not only do the crossing gates not work half the time I know of 2 crossings that have NO GATES OR LIGHTS!!!

  18. A Alex on July 16th, 2019 8:33 am

    Let’s not point your fingers till the facts are known. My first question where on the tracks was he hit street or was he walking down the tracks. A slow train makes me think the guy thought he could out run the train. I’ll say a prayer for him and the conductor

  19. Nelson on July 16th, 2019 6:27 am

    Prayers are needed for this individual and his family. It’s 2019 and my question is why doesn’t southern states use DOT grants for improving monitors for Train conductors. If Florida DOT would make it mandatory for railway companies to update their engines and monitors accidents could be avoided.It”s just as simple as this if I’m driving down AL I-10 there are electronic signs that will communicate with my dash in the automobile .Railway companies should be forced to have the same warning systems . There have been many instances at the Escambia county road 297-A Alabama Gulf Railway train is parked less than 20 feet away from crossing and the lights and gates not properly working. I also disagree with this company’s actions on blocking main rail with stopped box cars. When Frisco & Burlington Northern owned this railway the main train track was never blocked by stopped box cars.

  20. Calvinqualls on July 16th, 2019 6:17 am

    Lorena lieg female born dec 1954 72 years of age north escambia

  21. Calvinqualls on July 16th, 2019 6:13 am

    North escambia where did they get this information i told the officers at the scene that this was a famale and her name was lorena lige how do you get this mixed up as a man it’s a famale did they not comprehend what i said wrong information

  22. Tee bug on July 15th, 2019 10:56 pm

    I rode by right after this happened matter of fact the train just came to a halt it wasn’t going very fast I just can’t understand why this person didn’t hear it coming as we all know trains are loud even without there horns . Prayers to the family. Actually I thought there for a while it involved a vehicle till I saw the facts on north escambia.

  23. Help on July 15th, 2019 9:15 pm

    Cantonment has a 6lack cloud over it and just as the lord has given he can taketh away , we need to all pray

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