UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after being hit by train at Athens railroad crossing

A pedestrian was hit Tuesday morning near the Bryan Street railroad crossing.

Posted: Apr 21, 2020 8:33 AM
Updated: Apr 21, 2020 4:57 PM

UPDATE: Wesley Ford Tribble, 34, of Athens has been identified as the pedestrian who died Tuesday morning, according to Athens Police Department Chief Floyd Johnson.

In a news release, Johnson said the call came in about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at the train track between McClellan and Pryor streets. Johnson said that while the investigation continues, the initial investigation points to suicide.

FROM EARLIER: 

The city of Athens says a pedestrian is dead after they were hit by a train Tuesday morning.

The coroner says the victim is an unidentified male.

The wreck happened near the Bryan Street railroad crossing. The city says several streets are blocked from Bryan Street to the north.

Drivers should use alternate routes in the area, as the train will be stopped for an extended period of time.

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