Two young men are dead after a train hit them early this morning.
Police say 24 - year - old Zack Brown of Osceola and 22 – year - old Justin Schumacher of Indianola were struck and killed by a train around 5 o'clock.
Ernest Sarowski lives next to the tracks and often sees people walking on them. He awoke to several emergency crews near his home.
“I figured somebody got hit because it’s a dead-end on both sides, it couldn’t have been a vehicle, and it had to be somebody walking on the tracks.”
The train was traveling eastbound and victims were believed to be traveling westbound. Neighbors say they heard the sound of the train trying to stop but the impact of the crash sent one of the victims into a Sarnowski’s yard.
Police are still investigating why the men were on the tracks.