Update: Fatal Train Accident in Eaton County

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

BELLEVUE, EATON CO. - Zachary James Farkas has been identified as the man who was killed Sunday, when he was struck by a train in Bellevue, southern Eaton County. Farkas was 34-years-old and a resident of Bellevue.
Farkas was killed at the Main Street railroad crossing in Bellevue at approximately 4 o'clock Sunday morning.
The Eaton County Sheriff's Office is not releasing any further about the circumstances of Farkas's death, other than to say the accident remains under investigation.

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  • by Vicky Location: Charlotte on Sep 10, 2012 at 07:22 PM
    Yes, I would say the best advise would be to stay away from the tracks (mommy told me that long ago) ~ are there any recent updates on this? I"ve heard some stupid rumors!
  • by BP Location: Mo. on Aug 28, 2012 at 09:30 PM
    Things a REAL railroad Operation Lifesaver (OL) group would ask!!! 1. Why are all OL directors handpuppets of the railroad or government only giving lip service safety messages? 2. Why nothing is ever mentioned by OL that would cost the railroads a penny on the obviously missing safety equipment and track maintenance work? 3. Where are the crossing safety signals for the trains going too fast with no brakes or steering at 1,000s of crossings? 4. Where are the track video monitors for the trains going too fast with no brakes or steering to get the train stopped IN TIME? 5. Why aren't railroads paying at least half for crossing signals because it's their trains going too fast with no brakes or steering while paying the so-called RR directors millions a year. 6. Why the crossing humps trapping big trucks aren't required to be removed? 7. Why the crossing surfaces aren't wider where if a vehicle fish tails on slick road and is trapped at the edge of the crossing surface trap?
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      by t on Aug 29, 2012 at 06:36 AM in reply to BP
      If you dont know the circumstances then you dont know the facts. In this case it is not the railroads fault. Everyone wants to blam the railroad, but everyone is responsible for their own actions and in this case I do believe that it was poor judgment on the persons actions that was involved. It is unfortunate that someone had to give their life, whether it was intentional or just bad judgement.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2012 at 04:30 AM in reply to t
        t, the individual never blames the railroad for this incident, just makes valid points of saftey concerns about the rail OL over all. ARE YOU GILTY OF SOMETHING???
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          by t on Aug 30, 2012 at 07:26 AM in reply to
          No, not guilty of anything. Just making sure that there are a few people out there that still have common sense. I see a railroad crossing , gate or no gates , I will look to see if the coast is clear.
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