The young man hit by a freight train in Dalton on Monday has been identified as Daryl Shea Bell, 23.
The body was sent to the G.B.I. Crime Lab for an autopsy and to be fingerprinted. Positive identification was made based on fingerprints.
Mr. Bell lived in the vicinity (approximately three miles) of where the incident occurred. Investigators determined he left his residence on foot around two hours before the incident was reported.
Toxicology and additional autopsy information is pending at this time.
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.