21-year-old struck and killed by train in Tuscaloosa


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – Tuscaloosa law enforcement say a man was struck and killed by a train Thursday afternoon.

Battalion Chief Tim Shanahan says a 21-year-old male was killed after he was struck by a train approximately one mile past the Buttermilk Road crossing.

The accident happened around 1 p.m., according to Sgt. Dale Phillips with the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. Phillips says investigators learned the victim had been struck by an Amtrak train while he was walking on the railroad tracks.

Witnesses told authorities the victim was walking with his headphones on and didn’t hear the train coming. Phillips says there are no signs foul play was involved.

The victim has not yet been identified.

WIAT 42 News will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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