A Hopkinsville man is dead after being hit by a train in the city last night while sitting down on the tracks—though police do not believe it was suicide.
The incident happened about five minutes before midnight near Parrish Place, though there wasn’t an actual railroad crossing in the immediate area.
The police report says the CSX train was traveling northbound on the railroad tracks between Woodmill Dr. and East 21st St. and that 34-year old Corey Majors of Hopkinsville was “doubled over” sitting on the tracks.
The train conductor, 35-year old Curtis Bryant, said Majors did not react to the train’s horn and that he never even lifted his head. Majors was pronounced dead on the scene from his injuries.
It was the second time in two weeks that a train was involved in an accident in Christian County, with no one injured March 29th when a tractor-trailer was struck as the driver attempted to cross on S. Main St. in Pembroke and didn’t make it.
Only the very back of the trailer was hit that time and the main result was heavy damage to the trailer and crossing gates—but no injuries.
Hopkinsville Police say the same crew was on board the train in last night’s incident that manned the engine in the Pembroke collision, though neither incident was the fault of the train conductor.
Officers say Bryant and the crew were visibly upset over last night’s fatal incident.