Clovis man killed in railroad accident

CNJ Staff

YESO, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say a 56-year-old Clovis railroad worker was killed Saturday after falling off a rail car and being struck by another railcar that backed over him.

State police say Gregory Blevins, a railroad worker for 20 years, was helping co-workers with the BNSF railroad company when the accident happened about 4:20 a.m. in Yeso.

Police say the workers were moving rail cars off the main track onto a side rail.

Blevins was at the end of a string of cars that were being backed up when he fell off and was killed as the cars backed over him.

State police spokesman Andrew Tingwall says no one knows why Blevins fell. Police say no alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.