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Canyon Police on the right track

Chief Dale Davis, Canyon Police Department Chief Dale Davis, Canyon Police Department

By: Maxine Ridling
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - Months after a Canyon woman was killed by a train, police say many residents are still unaware of the dangers on the tracks. Canyon police continue their crack down on the safety of these railroad tracks where Richelle Redman,52, was killed just 2 months ago.

After the accident officials began waiting at either side of the track, giving citations to drivers going around the crossing guard at the last minute or sneaking under the arms as they're closing. Chief Dale Davis says people still are violating the rules, making the Canyon police department take it one step farther.

"We placed an officer on a train that was going east and west and once they got to the west end of town they would turn around and come back towards the east and the officer would call in violations that he saw, and we saw people going around those crossing arms as they were coming down." Davis said.

In just 90 minutes, Canyon police gave 6 citations. Fines range from $50.00 to $200.00

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