Police release name of man killed by train in Ypsilanti
Police on Tuesday released the name of the 65-year-old Ypsilanti Township man killed by a train in Ypsilanti Thanksgiving morning.
Tom McGuire was discovered by railroad workers 100 yards north of Forest Avenue at 9:25 a.m. Thursday. He died from injuries suffered after being hit by a train.
Investigators have narrowed it down to two westbound trains that were coming through the area at that time -- one freight, the other passenger, said Ypsilanti police Sgt. Thomas Eberts.
McGuire was last seen alive Wednesday night around 10 p.m., Eberts said. His family eventually reported him missing to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. Police were able to identify McGuire as the victim late last week, but did not want to release his name until the family was notified.
Officials are labeling the incident accidental. McGuire liked walking along railroad tracks.
"It was something he enjoyed doing," Eberts said the family told him.
Investigators believe McGuire was walking alongside the tracks when he was struck by the train. Operators of the trains going through the area in the time frame of the accident did not report striking anything on the tracks.