El Paso Man Hit and Killed by Train in Lordsburg, Police Suspect Suicide

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POSTED: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 4:01pm

UPDATED: Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 8:01pm

LORDSBURG, NM – An El Paso man apparently committed suicide by walking in front of an oncoming train in Lordsburg, according to a spokesperson for the New Mexico State Police.

Investigators said 20-year-old Austin Tollen stepped out in front of a westbound Amtrak train around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, near the intersection of I-10 and Gold Hill Road.

He died at the scene.

Police said they located a number of Tollen's personal belongings nearby, including a notebook containing what appeared to be a suicide note.

Tollen's body has been transported to Albuquerque for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

According to his facebook page, Tollen was a graduate of Cathedral High School.

Image credit: facebook.com.

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Prayers sent to all involved and their familes. May he now rest in peace.

Please pray for the engineer, he needs help in dealing with this tragedy, even though he was driving the train,
he had no control over someone stepping into path of train.
He suffers from the incident as well as family does.

My wife, my two grandchildren and their father were on the Amtrak train on our way to Disneyland. I feel for this youngman and his family. Our Lord love all of us.

Dios es Amor

Tears are rolling down as I'm reading this. I know he is somewhere over the rainbow - with our lord. Rest in haven.

The Bible teaches that from the moment we truly believe in Christ, we are guaranteed eternal life (John 3:16). According to the Bible, Christians can know beyond any doubt that they possess eternal life (1 John 5:13). Nothing can separate a Christian from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39). If no “created thing” can separate a Christian from God’s love, and even a Christian who commits suicide is a “created thing,” then not even suicide can separate a Christian from God’s love. Jesus died for all of us

Our Father Who Art in Heaven I pray for this young man and his family. My heart goes out to you and I'm sorry that you were in such pain that led you to do this. Be in Peace. Amen.

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