The man was walking along the tracks near the Square Monday afternoon when he was hit from behind by a CSX train, according to police.
Wednesday, January 2
Authorities have identified a man who was hit and killed by a train in Marietta. The Marietta man, Anthony McCullum, 27, was walking along the tracks near the Square Monday afternoon when he was hit from behind by a CSX train, according to police. The accident, which happened a little before 6 p.m. on Polk Street, caused police to block several nearby intersections for more than an hour. McCullum was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where he died from his injuries, said David Baldwin, police spokesman. “The investigation is still ongoing as to why he was struck,” Baldwin told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Three members of the CSX crew are taken to the hospital.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A CSX freight train collided with an 18-wheeler stuck on Marietta railroad tracks Monday afternoon. Three members of the train crew were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with complaints of neck and back pain after the crash at a CSX crossing near Loudermilk Drive and Marble Mill Road about 4 p.m., The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The driver was safely out of the Blaze Recycling truck before the train arrived, CBS Atlanta said. The truck carried scrap metal, the AJC said. Marietta police spokesman Officer David Baldwin told the AJC that people tried to clear the trailer from the tracks, “but it was wedged on there pretty good.” CBS Atlanta has video of the aftermath.