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Man dies after being struck by train on Riverwatch Parkway

Richmond County dispatch confirms deputies are on the scene of an accident between a train and...
Richmond County dispatch confirms deputies are on the scene of an accident between a train and a pedestrian on Riverwatch Parkway near Claussen Road.(WRDW/WAGT)
Published: May. 2, 2021 at 3:03 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office confirms a man is dead after being struck by a train on Riverwatch Parkway near Claussen Road.

Investigators believe 25-year-old Thomas Jennings was walking on the railroad tracks when a train approached and hit him. The pedestrian was taken to AUMC where he was pronounced dead at 2:17 p.m.

The Richmond County Coroner says Jennings died from blunt force trauma and no autopsy will be done.

The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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