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Navasota man hit by train in critical condition, according to police

Police say the victim, Blanch Steward, 71, of Navasota is in critical condition.
Police say the victim, Blanch Steward, 71, of Navasota is in critical condition.
Police say the victim, Blanch Steward, 71, of Navasota is in critical condition.(Photo credit: Navasota Examiner)
Published: Mar. 2, 2021 at 11:22 PM CST
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NAVASOTA, Texas (KBTX) - Navasota emergency crews responded to the scene of a train vs. pedestrian incident Tuesday night.

Police and firefighters were notified of the impact around 10:30 p.m.

Police say the victim, Blanch Steward, 71, of Navasota is in critical condition.

Authorities say Steward is visually impaired and lives near the scene. They believe he left his home and accidentally wandered onto the tracks.

According to the Navasota police chief, the train damaged some tracks and was blocking several intersections in the city. As of Wednesday, all intersections have reopened.

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