North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

March 18, 2013

Sheriff's office: Man killed on train tracks believed to be from Warrior

From staff reports
North Jefferson News


Jefferson County Sheriff's Office detectives are still in the process of determining the identity of a person who was struck by a train in Morris Friday night, but it is believed the victim is a 28-year-old Warrior man who was often seen walking on the tracks, according to Chief Deputy Randy Christian this afternoon.

Just after 9:30 p.m. Friday, deputies were called to a railroad crossing on Morris-Majestic Road to investigate a report of a person being struck by a train. Deputies learned that a man was seen on the track and appeared to ignore the train horn. A search was conducted and the body of a man was discovered along the tracks at about 10:45 pm. It was not immediately clear why the man was on the tracks.

Detectives are awaiting positive identification from the coroner's office.