published Monday, October 31st, 2011

Chattanooga: Man killed when hit by train in apparent Halloween suicide

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A man was killed this evening when a train struck him in an apparent suicide, police said.

Police received a call asking them to do a well-being check on an individual on train tracks near 3900 Cromwell Road in Chattanooga, said police department spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

They found a white male dead on the scene. Officers can’t determine his age because of his position on the tracks, Weary said.

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cannonball said...

It will be interesting to see if this story gets the same coverage as the McDonald farm train accident.

October 31, 2011 at 8:43 p.m.
mtnman1 said...

cannonball, pretty effed up comment. pretty tasteless to some families that are still really hurting. empathy, my friend.

October 31, 2011 at 10:18 p.m.
Emersization said...

He must have been laying longways on one track by the way to police say "they cannot determine his age."

October 31, 2011 at 10:20 p.m.
sissy33 said...

I pray for the family of this man. Hopefully he will be identified soon and some comfort for his family and friends. Anyone who may know something to identify this man, I pray they will come forward soon. God Bless

October 31, 2011 at 11:31 p.m.
maryjanicep said...

Prayers for this troubled soul and his family.

November 1, 2011 at 8:14 a.m.
chickypea said...

Rest In Peace, I feel sorry for the crew on the train, having to see something like that. I can't even imagine.

November 1, 2011 at 8:55 a.m.
geonatez said...

The sentence, "Officers can’t determine his age because of his position on the tracks" leaves me with more questions than answers. Poor, insensitive writing for a story about a suicide.

November 1, 2011 at 10:31 a.m.
gmomma said...

Follow up? Who was he? Where did he live? This happened right outside my apt. complex.

November 4, 2011 at 12:50 p.m.
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