Man Found Dead Near Train Tracks West of Hastings

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The Adams County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of 27-year-old Dominique D. Lopez of Hastings, Neb. Lopez was struck by a west bound Union Pacific train during late Friday evening or early Saturday morning. Lopez's body was found next to Union Pacific tracks west of Hastings.

Around 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, Union Pacific Railroad reported a person laying next to the railroad tracks between Baltimore Ave. and Marian Road in Adams County. Hasting Fire and Rescue and Hastings Rural Fire responded to the scene.

Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adams County Coroner.

Next of kin has been notified.

The death is still under investigation.