Man dies after being struck by train in Harriman

A man was struck and killed by a train last night in Roane County.

Our partners at BBB-TV report that the incident occurred just after 11 pm Tuesday on the tracks behind Ruby Tuesday in South Harriman and that a man was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern freight train.

Harriman Police and Fire personnel were first on the scene and located the body of a man believed to be in his 40s by the side of the tracks.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the medical examiner and his body was taken to the Roane Medical Center.

The investigation is ongoing, and we will pass along more information as it becomes available.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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