Floyd Lanter, 30, Cynthiana, was killed when struck by the southbound Hummingbird, crack Louisville and Nashville passenger train, just east of the railroad crossing in Walton, Sunday night [January 4, 1953].
The victim was identified from a hunting license found in a pocket. Coroner Robert Brugh, who gave a verdict of accidental death, said the accident occurred in the rear of a service station operated by Guy St. Clair near the railroad crossing.
M. C. Gordon, engineer of the Hummingbird said he saw Mr. Lanter sitting on one of the rails, as the train approached. The impact knocked the Cynthiana man between the rails and the train ran over him.
The body, badly mangled, was removed to the Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, Walton.
Mr. Lanter was a Marine veteran of World War II. For the past year he worked on the farm of a brother-in-law, Arthur Walter, near Cynthiana.
Mr. Brugh said the victim probably was on his way to visit his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. William Dills, of Walton.