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Train accident victim identified

A Cochran man died late Monday afternoon after pulling a log truck into the path of an oncoming train south of Chauncey in Dodge County.

For some reason, 64-year-old Newell Kitchens did not stop for the Norfolk Southern train at the crossing on U.S. 341 at about 4:30 p.m., said Georgia State Patrol communications equipment officer Jeremy Maybin.

After the train hit the middle of the log truck, the trailing cars wound up on a different track at the crossing, Maybin said.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.

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