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Person killed by train off Collier Road near Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta

It happened off Collier Road -- not far from Tanyard Creek Park and Piedmont Hospital.
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ATLANTA — A person was killed early Thursday morning when they were struck by a train in Atlanta, according to CSX Transportation. 

It happened around 5:28 a.m. off Collier Road in the Collier Hills neighborhood -- not far from Tanyard Creek Park, Peachtree Creek and Piedmont Hospital. 

CSX said a train hit a person who was "lying on the tracks" near the road. 

It is unclear what the circumstances of the incident were, but we know it did not happen at a railroad crossing. The company said they are working with law enforcement to investigate the incident. 

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