Person fatally injured by train in Council Bluffs


October 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs police have released the name of a man who died after he was hit by a train. Police on Monday identified the man as 50-year-old Donald Blakeman, of Council Bluffs. Witnesses told police that Blakeman was hit Sunday night as he tried to cross the tracks. Police say video from the train confirms those accounts. Blakeman was taken to a hospital in Omaha, Neb., where he died.