Man killed by train in Perry County identified

Man killed by train in Perry County identified
It happened just west of Mahned on Old Highway 24 near a railroad crossing. (Source: WDAM)

PERRY COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A 24-year-old Perry County man died after being hit by a train on Tuesday morning.

Perry County Coroner Mike Malone identified the man as Franklin Wayne Johnson.

Sheriff Mitch Nobles said Johnson was struck just west of Mahned Road on Old Highway 24 near a railroad crossing.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the conductor of a CN train around 4:45 a.m. saying he believed a pedestrian who was on the tracks had been hit.

Authorities later confirmed that Johnson had been killed.

The incident is still under investigation.

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