Person struck, killed by train in DeKalb Co.

CLARKSTON, Ga. – A person was struck and killed by a train in Clarkston Saturday afternoon near the East Ponce de Leon Avenue CSX crossing. 

DeKalb EMS crews responded and said the person was dead on the scene. 

CSX released a statement on Sunday morning: 

Just before 12:30 p.m. today, a CSX train struck a person on the tracks near East Ponce de Leon Avenue in Clarkston, GA. DeKalb County emergency personnel responded and confirmed to CSX the person was fatally injured. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by this tragic incident and we will work to support local law enforcement as they investigate.

The train contained two locomotives and 50 cars, and was en route to Savannah, Ga., from Memphis, Tenn.

No other injuries were reported. 

The identity of the person killed was not immediately available. 

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