Autopsy inconclusive in train engineer’s death in Macon

lfabian@macon.comNovember 14, 2012 

It could be weeks before authorities know exactly what killed a Norfolk Southern engineer this week.

Steve Warren, 56, of McDonough, was found dead about 4 feet from a parked train near Waterville Road and Raines Avenue about 2 a.m. Monday.

The train conductor told Macon police he heard a thump at the rear door of the engine after Warren said he was taking an engine off line, according to a Macon police report.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Tuesday’s autopsy results are pending toxicology testing, but Warren did suffer a severe injury in an apparent fall from the train.

Warren had been battling a cold and might have gotten dizzy, Jones said.

Investigators are trying to determine if Warren suffered another medical emergency that led to the fall.

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