El Paso Man Hit and Killed by Train in Lordsburg, Police Suspect Suicide
POSTED: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 5:01pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 9:01pm
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.
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