By Adrienne Moore

WHEATLAND (CBS13) — A man in his wheelchair and his dog were killed by a train on Friday.

Witnesses say just before 8 p.m. on Friday, the man’s dog slipped its leash and headed toward the tracks. The man tried to go after the dog, but was struck by the train. Both were killed.

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Seconds before he was hit, witnesses say people were screaming for the man to get off the tracks.

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Bea Frantz says the long-time Wheatland resident had one leg and had been wheelchair bound for quite some time. She says his face was well-known by everyone in their tiny town, and he took his dog everywhere, just like he did earlier on Friday when he stopped by Big Al’s Market on Main Street.

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She says it looked like he miscalculated how much time he had to get across the tracks.

Adrienne Moore