Man killed, hit by train

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

A 43-year-old man walking on the railroad tracks was struck and killed by a train Sunday morning.
The train hit Lawrence Edward Thomas about 7:50 a.m. near the intersection of Brentwood Street and Kivett Drive, according to police.
Authorities believe he was on his way to the warehouse on Habersham Street where he worked when the train came from behind him.
He was wearing headphones and possibly looking down at his phone when he was killed, according to police.
Thomas died before rescue workers arrived, police said.