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Man killed by train in Johnson City

June 23rd, 2013 8:35 am by Staff Report

Man killed by train in Johnson City


A pedestrian was killed by a train in west Johnson City on Saturday.


Police said Lavern Wampler, 50, was killed by a train on the CSX Railroad tracks near the Boys and Girls Club on West Market Street. Police were called to the scene about 10:30 p.m.


Wampler, a man from Cherokee, Iowa, who had lived in and around Johnson City dating back to 1999, was pronounced dead at the scene.


Police said the investigation was continuing but foul play was not suspected.

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