Train hits, kills pedestrian in Goodlettsville

Posted at 8:37 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 23:22:30-04

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A person was killed after being hit by a train in Goodlettsville.

Nashville Fire officials say the train hit a middle-aged man Wednesday evening.

The incident happened near Church Street. Dispatchers communicated with CSX to help first responders find the victim.

"It's treacherous terrain when you walk around railroad tracks -- rocks, slippery slopes, water around the edges -- it's never good footing, never a good idea," said Nashville Fire Captain Michael Kelly.

NewsChannel 5 will update this story as soon as more information becomes available.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story reflected initial reports stating the incident involved a train and vehicle. It has since been corrected.