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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Houston Co. train accident

A 31-year-old Macon man died after a train collided with a small pickup this morning near Kathleen in Houston County.

Adonis Hill of Bobby Jones Boulevard in Macon died at 8:15 a.m. at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

Hill worked for Southland Waste Systems, Jones said. He was apparently on his way to work and turned into the company's private railroad crossing at 108 Ga. 247 Spur when he drove in front of the train.

Houston 911 reports the accident happened near the Ga. 247 spur at 6:48 a.m.

Houston County Fire Chief Jimmy Williams said the victim was the only person in the truck that was pushed about 30 yards down the track. The accident did not cause the train to derail. Hill was immediately rushed by ambulance to Macon but died shortly after reaching the hospital.

The accident happened near the junction of Ga. 247 and the spur.

Capt. Robert West of the Houston County Sheriff's Office said the man was headed south on the spur and turned right as the train was headed north. The locomotive hit on the driver's side, West said.

Check back at macon.com for information on this accident or read Friday's Telegraph.

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