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Train kills man walking on track in East Tennessee

August 1st, 2011 4:08 pm by Staff Report

LAFOLLETTE — A 57-year-old man died today after a train struck him as he walked along a track.

A CSX railroad employee at 1:15 a.m. alerted the LaFollette Police Department that a pedestrian had been struck near Gibson Lane, according to a news release from LaFollette Police Chief James Jeffries.

Jeffries said William Ray Pennington, address unavailable, was walking along the tracks when he was struck.

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