Coroner’s office searches for family of man killed by train

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man struck and killed by a train in the 6900 block of Pendleton Pike was positively identified, now police need help locating his family members.

According to the Marion County Coroner’s Office Frank Spray, 42, was struck around 8:25 Tuesday by a train. Witnesses saw Spray sitting in the middle of the train tracks. He was facing away from the train according to the witnesses.

The conductor tried to stop the train, but could not stop before hitting Spray. Right before Spray was struck the conductor said he turned and waved.

Police found a soda bottle, a vodka bottle and a pen light on the tracks upon further investigation.

IMPD and the Marion County Coroner say Spray has family in the city. However, they have been unable to locate them.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office released the cause of death as multiple blunt and sharp force traumatic injuries. A manner of death was still pending as of Monday.

Family members of Spray or anyone who knows the family should contact the Marion County Coroner’s Office at 327-4744 or by email at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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