Hurricane addresses Railroad Safety after deadly accidents
Two deaths this year on the railroad tracks in Hurricane have officials there taking a closer look at safety. A man died on the railroad near Hurricane High School over the weekend. Police say he had his earphones on and couldn't hear the train approaching. 20-year old Michael Eads died upon impact. Back in January, Hurricane High School student Jacob Ball was killed while walking about 100-yards from that spot. He was also earing earphones. Hurricane police up the number of citations they issue around the tracks, rather than issue verbal warnings. It's illegal to walk on the railroad tracks.