Montgomery County Sheriff's and Pct. 5 deputies found the gruesome scene of a body near the railroad tracks, the morning of March 12, along FM 1774, just north of High Meadow Ranch Road.
Lt. Dan Norris, of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said that they received a call at about 10:30 that morning from the conductor of a train, who said he had seen a body near the tracks.
Upon arrival the deputies found a deceased male lying near the tracks, with no identification. Officials estimated him to be between 20-30 years old.
A Union Pacific railroad worker at the scene said that he was told the man's legs were severed.
"Due to the victims injuries, it appears that a train did strike the individual," a press release from the sheriff's office stated.
Norris stated that detectives are still investigating, trying to determine exactly what happened to the man.
The body was transported to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy and detectives have tentatively identified the man.
If it turns out that the man was struck by the train it will be the second week in a row for a train accident in the Magnolia area. Last week a trailer hauling oilfield equipment was struck in downtown Magnolia, while attempting to cross the tracks.