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May 29, 2014

Ashburn man dies after being struck by train

ASHBURN — An Ashburn man was struck and killed by a train early Thursday morning while walking along the railroad tracks near Williams Avenue and South Main Street.

Lt. J. Teter with the Ashburn Police Department said at approximately 6:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to the accident location. He said 28-year-old Joshua Floyd was walking southbound along the tracks when he was struck by a train, causing his death. The incident is still under investigation.

At this time, Floyd was believed to have been walking to work when the incident occurred.

"Ashburn Police Department would like to thank Ashburn fire and emergency services, Turner County EMS and Georgia State Patrol for their assistance this morning," Teter said Thursday.

To contact reporter Latasha Ford, call 382-4321.

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