Train hits pedestrian in Columbia County

Train hits pedestrian in Columbia County

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - A man is in the hospital after he was hit by a train near the intersection of Martinez Boulevard and Iron and Steel Drive.

Investigators say 39-year-old Jairo Lopez was walking eastbound along the tracks just before 9 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017. A CSX train was traveling westbound. We're told Lopez stepped off the tracks at the last moment and was hit by a handrail on the side of the train.

Gold Cross rushed Lopez to the hospital. At the last check from investigators, he was in surgery

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