Victim hit by train identified

Victim hit by train identified

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Officials have confirmed the identity of one person who died after they were hit by a train Thursday morning.

It happened on West Savannah Avenue near Wells Street.

Valdosta Police identified the victim as 59-year-old Issac Hunter, of Valdosta.

A driver saw a body lying near the tracks about 10:30 a.m., and called police.

The tracks belong to CSX and the train believed to have hit Hunter was heading west towards Quitman at the time.

Lieutenant Kari Williams with Valdosta Police said investigators met up representatives from CSX outside the city and spoke with them.

The Valdosta Police Traffic Unit is investigating the incident.

Copyright 2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.