Coroner identifies pedestrian killed by train in Decatur

Coroner identifies pedestrian killed by train in Decatur
Pedestrian killed by train in Decatur (Source: waff)

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: The pedestrian killed by a train in Decatur on Sunday has now been identified.

According to our news partners at the Decatur Daily, Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn identified the victim as Steven Lee Norton, 27. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:56 a.m.

Decatur police said they received a call at 10:21 a.m. of a train hitting a pedestrian in the area of the 2715 block of Central Avenue Southwest between Cedar Lake Road and the Beltline in Decatur.

Chunn said Norton died of blunt force trauma. He said it appeared Norton was walking on the railroad track when he was struck by the train. He said no autopsy will be performed.

ORIGINAL: One person is dead in a train versus pedestrian accident. It happened shortly after 10:00 Saturday morning at the rail road tracks in the area of Central Avenue South West in Decatur.

Police have identified the person who died but are not releasing a name at this time.

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