A Pauls Valley man was killed late last week when he was struck by a passing train.

The incident tragically claimed the life of 35-year-old Joshua Lorenz during the early morning hours of Friday, May 29.

State officials report it happened at a track near U.S. Highway 77 about four miles south of Pauls Valley.

An incident report released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol shows a train hauling 98 cars was traveling northbound at the time.

According to the report, Lorenz was standing in the middle of the tracks and facing the train when he was struck and killed.

The PV Democrat has confirmed that Glenn Lance of Valley View, Texas was the train's conductor, while Warfield Nance of Fort Worth, Texas was engineering the train at the time of the tragic incident.

Lorenz' body was later transported to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office in Oklahoma City.

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