Man killed by train had battled PTSD


Phillip Buchanan, photo taken around 2001. (Photo provided)

NEW PALESTINE — The man struck and killed by a train in New Palestine early Sunday was treated for post-traumatic stress disorder a day before he committed suicide.

Monday, family members of Phil Buchanan, 39, formerly of New Palestine, were struggling to come to terms with what happened.

They remembered a quiet man with an offbeat sense of humor, who put others first even as he fought his own demons.

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