Young Man Ran Toward Freight Train In Dalton; Investigators Having Trouble Identifying Body

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Cap that was worn by train victim
Cap that was worn by train victim

A young man who was killed by a freight train at Dalton ran toward the train before he was hit, authorities said. Authorities are having trouble identifying the victim.

Clothing the victim had on included a black cap with a green "M" on the cap (Monster Energy Drink) and a Fox Racing emblem. He had on black Nike tennis shoes and had been wearing a blue Nike T-shirt (size large) with the sleeves cut off.

The victim is believed to possibly be in his 20s. He had short hair, and a trimmed narrow beard, with a goatee.

The body has been transported to the crime lab for an autopsy. Anyone with information is requested to contact the sheriff's office at 706-278-1233.

The incident occurred Monday around 10:30 p.m. on South Dug Gap Road in the southern part of Whitfield County.

A Norfolk Southern train conductor and witness from the train both reported seeing a man jump up on the tracks and intentionally run toward the train. The train was traveling approximately 40 mph when it struck the victim. The man was discovered deceased underneath the train.


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