Officers responded to the scene and confirmed that a man had been struck and killed by an east bound Union Pacific train.
Jacob Lee Corwin, 22 of Hays was killed. The incident was investigated by the Ellis County Coroner’s Office, Hays Police Department and the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department.
All of the railroad crossings between the Rome Street crossing and Vine Street were blocked by the train throughout the incident. First Responders from the Hays Fire Department, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, and Ellis County EMS also responded to assist with the incident.