A Flagstaff man was killed after he was struck by a train in downtown Flagstaff Sunday afternoon. Flagstaff Police responded to the train station at 2:53 p.m. near Route 66 and Beaver Street regarding a person who had been hit by a passing train. When officers arrived they found the victim, 24-year-old Allen Shaffer of Flagstaff. Officers immediately rendered medical aid, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses say Shaffer walked southbound across the tracks and then returned north to the middle of the tracks, while waiving at an oncoming westbound train. Witnesses say Shaffer attempted to run southbound away from the train and was hit as he was unable to move from the train’s path. Investigators are reviewing video recordings in the area to help determine the circumstances of the collision. The incident is under investigation.
May 07 2021