Decatur police identify pedestrian killed by train

Decatur Police say a person was struck by a train shortly before 7pm Tuesday evening.

Posted: Aug 10, 2021 9:04 PM
Updated: Aug 11, 2021 1:17 PM

Police are investigating the death of a person struck and killed by a train in Decatur.

The pedestrian was later identified as 46-year-old Willie Jermaine Swoope of Decatur.

A Decatur Police spokesperson told WAAY 31 the fatal accident happened under the Beltline Road/Veterans Drive overpass at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday.

The railroad tracks run just to the east of Wilson Morgan Park.

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