SUBJECT: 16-year-old Killed by Train
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-076
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:34pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of US 41 and Old State Road upon report of a pedestrian having been struck by a locomotive.
A CSX locomotive reported striking a pedestrian while traveling south on tracks that run adjacent to US 41 between Old State Road and East Hillsdale Road. The pedestrian was reported to have been lying down on the tracks prior to being struck.
Sheriff’s Office investigators and crash reconstructionists, the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office and the CSX Railroad Police are investigating.
The identity of the deceased was later released by the Coroner’s Office.
Christian Nathaniel Fulkerson, 16, of Central High School.
Pictured above: Approximate location of collision. (Image courtesy of Google Maps, DigtialGlobe, IndianaMap Framework Data, USDA Farm Service Agency)