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Twenty-year-old man killed on train tracks in Warner Robins

One person was killed early on Dec. 2, 2016 on train tracks in Warner Robins.
One person was killed early on Dec. 2, 2016 on train tracks in Warner Robins. lfabian@macon.com

One person died early Friday when he was hit by a train in Warner Robins.

The victim, D’Marea Pritchett, 20, was on the railroad tracks when he was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train.

“At this time, we do not know why Mr. Pritchett was on the railroad tracks,” Jennifer Parson, public information officer for Warner Robins police, said in a news release.

Officers were alerted at about 2:40 a.m. that a man had been hit on the tracks at Armed Forces and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards, according to the release.

The crossing was closed for nearly two hours as authorities investigated the accident.

Trains resumed their routes early Friday morning as commuters were heading to nearby Robins Air Force Base.

The investigation is being led by the Warner Robins Police Department’s Traffic Unit.

Staff writer Becky Purser contributed to this article.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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