Pedestrian hit by train

CORDELE, Ga. — Cordele police are investigating a train vs. pedestrian accident that occured today around 8:00 PM in the area of 13th Avenue and Greer Street. A CSX train was headed west when it came in contact with a subject allegedly on or near the tracks.

The pedestrian is in critical condition and was transported to Crisp Regional Hospital. His identification is still unknown at this time. Officers on scene advise the victim is approximately 16-19 year old african-american male.

Police have asked that the public please avoid the area as this is an active scene and traffic will be diverted.

Chief Lewis Green states, “This is an unfortunate accident and we are working to determine what happened. We are also trying to identify this young man and contact his family as soon as possible.”

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