by Max Brantley
From the Little Rock police:
On August 13, 2011, at approximately 2028 hours, Officers responded to a Pedestrian Accident involving a train at the 7600 block of Mann Road. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with a witness and he advised he observed a Hispanic male walking on the railroad tracks. He advised he heard a train come down the tracks that the Hispanic male was on. He advised that the train blew its horn and the Hispanic male turned around and faced the train with his arms out. The Hispanic male was struck by the train. Officers located the Hispanic male by the train with severe injuries. MEMS responded and pronounced him deceased. Crime Scene, Detectives, and Union Pacific police responded as well. At this time it appears to be a Suicide. The victim has been identified as Fabian Mauro Alonso H/M 1-29-1970, 9115 Mann Road #5, L.R. AR. This is the correct spelling of the victim’s name. Next of kin has been notified.