Man killed by train near Panhandle

Man killed by train near Panhandle

Amarillo, TX - A man is dead following an accident near Panhandle Thursday afternoon.

Carson County Sheriff's Office says it happened at around 12:30 p.m. at a grain elevator just west of Panhandle on Highway 60.

They say 21 year-old Joe Dylan Spears was standing near the railroad tracks at the elevator, and was struck by an oncoming train.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by county officials and BNSF police.