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Published on April 19, 2024
Man Fatally Struck By Train in Morristown, Police Investigating the IncidentSource: Google Street View

A tragic incident unfolded in Morristown on Thursday night when a 32-year-old man was struck and killed by a train. The Morristown Police Department is actively investigating the event where the man met his end near the South Henry Street railroad crossing shortly after 8 p.m. No further details about the victim were immediately available as officials are in the process of notifying the next of kin.

According to WVLT, an official statement was released stating, “We are continuing to investigate and notify the next of kin at this time.” The circumstances surrounding the fatal encounter have yet to be disclosed by authorities. The area around the South Henry Street crossing became a scene of flashing lights and emergency responders as efforts were made to understand the sequence of events that led to the man’s untimely demise.

Further details on the tragedy remain scarce. WBIR shared that additional information, such as the official identity of the victim and how the tragedy occurred, was not available. The Morristown Police Department reiterated that their investigation was ongoing Thursday evening.

This is not the first instance of a pedestrian losing their life at a train crossing in Morristown. The city has seen similar fatal events in recent years. Deputy Chief Michelle Jones illuminated this history during a report by WATE, noting, "A 34-year-old man was killed in 2022 when he was struck by a railroad crossing near Haun Drive. In 2020, another pedestrian was also struck and killed by a train in Morristown." This latest incident adds another sorrowful chapter to the city's interactions with the unforgiving steel of the railroad.