Drinking and Walking Costs Delray Man His Life After He Paused to Make Phone Call on Tracks

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We all know the danger's of drinking and driving, but drinking and walking?

Next time you're out and about in Delray Beach, make sure you're not us unlucky as 25-year-old Reynaldo Arturo Mendez Torres. 

Torres was fatally struck by a train early Tuesday morning near Railroad Avenue in the area between NE First Street and Atlantic
Avenue, according to the Palm Beach Post. Sadly, it's one of the few railway junctions where there are no railroad crossing arms to alert those around to oncoming trains, as the road runs parallel to the tracks.

Police say Torres was dead on impact after being hit by an oncoming Florida East Coast Railway train when he stopped on the tracks to call to his girlfriend to follow him.

Torres was leaving a downtown bar located a stone's throw from the west side of the train tracks, when he misjudged the oncoming train's distance, according to Sgt. Nicole Guerriero, spokeswoman for Delray Beach Police Department.

For a state whose national pastime is pretty much nonstop drinking, let's just take this as a lesson to watch where you walk when you're drunk.

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Ft
Ft

You are SCUM!!!! How DARE you!!! Who the hell are you to be writing such an idiotic story!!! Get your facts straight before publishing bulls#*%!!!! You really don't have any consideration for Our family!!! You're unbelievable!!!! P.O.S!!!!

abg
abg

Nicole Danna, please stop writing. Seriously. NOW Thanks

Aa939
Aa939

I agree with every single one of these comments.. this writer should think before they open their Damn mouth .. miss you Rey and my prayers go out to your family

Gp
Gp

Nicole Danna,

You are unbelievable. How dare you make light of such a serious situation. Rey was an amazing person. He was talented, funny and had a smile that would shine in any situation. If this was your family member or friend, I highly doubt you would write such an article. You deserve to be slapped.

Missyk817
Missyk817

YOU ARE A N ASSHOLE FOR BEING SO INCONSIDERATE FOR THE FAMILY OF REY.

Aaasan
Aaasan

The author of this article is an ignorant cold hearted MORON. Were you drunk when you were writing this idiotic article? Rey was not drunk and is a fact. Love You Rey!! R.I.P.

C_cunningham1
C_cunningham1

AMEN to all of these comments. Doesn't take too long to realize this author is not much more than a gossip writer. Basic grammer is a problem, nevermind fact checking. I think she should stick to the lighthearted and basically meaningless subjects she usually covers or at least think about the ramifications of her words when talking about an actual tragedy. Will miss you always Rey.

brandon
brandon

yea chris ! i agree....this guy has to get fired ! we miss you ray and today will be tough for evry 1. drum on drummer !

Herdyingbreath
Herdyingbreath

I hope this reporter gets fired. How dare you make light of a situation so soon after. Our friend just passed and you are slinging filth and making assumptions. Your ethics are almost as bad as your grammer. This is a slight against all who knew and loved this dear friend.

Jeannie
Jeannie

Are you serious how the hell can this reporter write something like this.My Step mom and siblings are suffwering enough and this reporter has nothoing better to do but trash Rey's name? Personally were the hell was this idiot of a reporter when Rey was walking? of course in bed sleeping!!!! I am so angry right now. Get your facts right before posting any information on someone prior to printing!!!!!! RIP Rey we love you and miss you with all our hearts.

Outraged!
Outraged!

#1 before you decide to write something like this... GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!! You ignorant P-O-S!!!!! Rey was a great friend to all that knew him and no one can say otherwise. We are all devastated by this tragic accident that has happened. Just because he was killed after leaving a bar does NOT automatically qualify him as being drunk! I just pray that you some day don't have a friend or family member killed in a tragic accident like this one and you find some other P-O-S individual write an article like this!!

Disgusted!
Disgusted!

This is horrible! Reynaldo is a man who left behind many friends and family members who are suffering right now. This article is making light of this tragedy. Warning against "drinking and walking" - you should be ashamed of yourself!

Gar
Gar

The author of this article is a comlete and utter moron. There has been nothing revealed that the man was drunk. Futhermore, I hope you dont have a journalism degree or any degree at all. Your ethics are nonexistent and your writing is horrible. Find a new pastime or go to school and try to learn if you are even capable of learning.

mr
mr

What was his alcohol level??? Do you really know if he was "drunk" "For a state whose national pastime is pretty much nonstop drinking, let's just take this as a lesson to watch where you walk when you're drunk." National past time??? What an idiotic sentence.

Daniel Thomas Pryor
Daniel Thomas Pryor

"For a state whose national pastime ..." National? Inside the state? Aside from the grammatical snag, what or who, exactly, were you targeting with this barb?

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