A man walking on train tracks in the area of Ga. Highway 60/Queen City Parkway in Gainesville on Wednesday, Nov. 10, was struck and killed by a train.
The Gainesville Police Department, the Gainesville Fire Department and Hall County Fire Services units responded to the call at about 5:20 p.m. and located the victim, who was deceased. Deputies with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office received the call at about 5:25 p.m. when it was determined the incident occurred in unincorporated Hall County. Sheriff’s office investigators and Norfolk Southern officials were also notified.
The victim was identified as Jartaqaron Duniteo Willis, 42, of Albany. His family has been notified of his death.
According to the preliminary investigation, the conductor sounded the horn and began slowing the train when the victim was spotted walking on the tracks. The victim was hit by the train under the Queen City Parkway Bridge, according to investigators.
The victim’s body has been sent to the medical examiner for autopsy.