A Marietta man was hit from behind and killed by a CSX train late Monday afternoon near the Marietta Square.
And police are trying to determine why the man was there, and why he made no attempts to get off the tracks to avoid the oncoming train.
On Tuesday the man was identified as Mr. Anthony McCullum, 27, according to Marietta police spokesman Officer David Baldwin.
The incident happened around 5:45 p.m. while Mr. McCullum was walking on the tracks, Officer Baldwin said.
“The train came up behind him and struck him,” Officer Baldwin said. “He was rushed to Kennestone Hospital where he died a short time later.”
He could not readily confirm if the conductor blew his horn. But said it’s unlikely that the conductor didn’t try to alert the pedestrian to the arriving train.
“They are always blowing their whistles because there are so many railroad tracks there,” Officer Baldwin said.
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