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Central Texas cafe founder killed in train collision Wednesday: Moody police

Moody accident
Posted at 8:53 PM, Nov 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-17 13:33:54-05

MOODY, Texas — A Central Texas man is dead after a train collided with his vehicle in Moody.

The victim has since been identified as Oscar Valdez, the founder of Lucy's Cafe in Moody.

Moody police said the accident took place on Wednesday afternoon just north of downtown Moody on Highway 317.

An Amtrak Texas Eagle Train headed between McGregor and Temple was later stopped just north of the accident.

Moody police said the train proceeded just after 6 p.m. that same afternoon.

Fragments of the vehicle were removed from the scene soon after, police said.

Due to the incident taking place on private property, DPS is said to not be leading this investigation.