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Man killed after being hit by freight train in Belle Meade

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 12:41:09-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man was killed after being hit by a train in the West Meade area of Nashville.

Metro Nashville Police say the man was walking on the train tracks near the Davidson Road crossing just after 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when he was hit and killed by the train.

He has been identified as 49-year-old Michael Douglas Johnson from the Nashville area.

According to police, witnesses said that Johnson did not respond to the repeated blasts of the trains horn before he was struck.

A set of earbuds and a broken cell phone was found near the man's body.

It is not yet clear why Johson was walking on the tracks. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.