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After fatality, use caution near train tracks

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ASHBURN, GA (WALB) -

Turner County authorities want to remind residents to use caution around train tracks after a man was hit and killed Thursday morning.     

Sheriff Andy Hester says the area where the man was hit has a small trail made by people frequently walking across the tracks.     

It happened in between Williams Avenue and Main Street, where there are nearby crossing arms.     

Sheriff Hester hopes people will now decide to take a few more steps and walk to those crossing areas that indicate when a train is coming.

"You're not going to win against the train. It can't veer away. It can't veer anywhere. It's going straight down that track and it can't stop in a short distance. So, there's no way you're going to win if you're on that track when that train gets there," said Turner County Sheriff Andy Hester.      

28-year-old Joshua Floyd was struck and killed by the train in Ashburn on his way to work yesterday morning.    

  In 2007 A bicyclist was also hit and killed in the same area trying to beat a train.

 

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