Identity of man hit and killed by train in Lexington released

  • Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 8:23 a.m., Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012 10:25 a.m.

LEXINGTON, S.C. -- A man walking down the middle of train tracks has been struck and killed in Lexington.

Lexington Police Lt. Matt Davis says the man apparently did not hear the Norfolk-Southern freight train at around 5:15 p.m. Thursday. A preliminary investigation indicated the man was clad in dark clothes and may have been wearing headphones.

Coroner Harry Harman says 22-year-old Phillip A. Stout of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene from head and body injuries.

Harman says the trainís engineer tried to stop but couldnít.

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