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Pedestrian struck by train

A person walking on the railroad tracks through Jonesboro Friday afternoon was struck and killed by a train, authorities said.

Norfolk Southern Spokeswoman Susan Terpay said the person was walking southbound on the tracks at 2:55 p.m., before being struck by a 40-car train traveling northbound.

Jonesboro Police Chief Brad Johnson said the victim was male.

Police said the body was turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's medical examiner.

-From Staff Reports