Man struck, killed by train

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By Beth Braden

LaFollette Police are investigating a death on a section of railroad after Chief Jimmy Jeffries said a man was struck by a train just after 2 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The accident happened at Brantley Lane, between Kitts Tires and the Campbell County High School Bridge.

Billy Dangerfield was reportedly lying on the tracks as the train approached.

“They [railroad workers] said that he was laying on the tracks, and of course the train couldn’t stop and struck him, but as to how or why he came to be laying on the tracks, that’s still part of an ongoing investigation,” said LaFollette Police Chief Jimmy Jeffries.

According to CSX railroad officials, the man was lying in the fetal position when he was struck.