Police Identify Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Train

Selma Police have released the identity of a man struck and killed by a freight train.

Police said 54 year-old John McDonald of Selma was walking southbound on the train tracks near the Ricks Road rail crossing on Sunday night when he was struck by a southbound CSX train.

The engineer stopped the train and notified emergency personnel.

First responders found McDonald’s body a short time later.

Police Detective Sgt. J.A. Hughes said McDonald was not far from his home when he was struck.

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