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Man killed by train near downtown Rome, Georgia

ROME, Ga. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a 46-year-old man who was hit by a train near downtown Rome.

Floyd County deputy coroner Ernie Studard said the man was struck and killed Sunday night by a westbound train.

He declined to release the man's identity.

Rome police say the train's conductor saw the man sitting on the tracks rocking back and forth, refusing to move.

Police say the conductor was unable to stop the train before it hit the man.

His body was found behind a Kroger near the train tracks.

Police are unsure why he was on the tracks and why he did not
move.


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