Authorities: Man lets train kill him

Published 7:05am Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A man was struck by a Union Pacific train shortly after midnight today in what authorities are ruling an apparent suicide.

Scott C. Schneider, 50, was walking down the tracks adjacent to U.S. Highway 65 south of Albert Lea and east of Interstate 35 and didn’t remove himself from the path of an oncoming southbound train, according to a press release from the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and the Albert Lea Police Department.

The Law Enforcement Center received a call at 12:08 a.m. today for a casualty on the Union Pacific tracks in Albert Lea Township.