Authorities have released the name of a man who was struck and killed by a train in Gainesville Wednesday afternoon.
According to a press release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man was identified as Jartaqaron Duniteo Willis, 42, of Albany, Georgia.
The release states a preliminary investigation determined the conductor of the train sounded the horn and began slowing the train when Willis was seen walking on the track under the Ga. 60/Queen City Parkway Bridge. He was then hit by the train beneath the bridge.
Willis' body was sent to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
While the incident does remain under investigation, charges are not expected to be filed.
Original story posted Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at 10:50 a.m.:
An investigation is underway after a man was struck and killed by a train in Gainesville Wednesday afternoon.
Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies received a call about the fatal incident around 5:25 p.m.
"According to the initial investigation, the adult male victim was struck by a train under the Ga. 60/Queen City Parkway Bridge," said Sheriff's Office spokesman Derreck Booth in an email statement. "The man was deceased when deputies arrived."
Booth said investigators then responded and officials with Norfolk Southern Railway were notified.
Booth said authorities know the name of the victim, but they are not releasing his identity until family members can be contacted.