A train accident on May 31 took the life of 22-year-old SBBC student Stanford Heath Allison Jr.
According to reports, Allison was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train as it made its way into the station.
Reportedly, he had walked around the dropped traffic control arms and onto the tracks on a busy intersection. Allison died at the scene. Allison is survived by his parents and his brother and sister
There have apparently been several people recently killed by trains in the same area.
Trains appear smaller as they come toward pedestrians while standing at road level – which is why there are so many pedestrian/train accidents. People wandering on the tracks often have much less time to move from the tracks than they think.