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Police: Deceased LaGrange man didn't hear train

The 19-year-old man LaGrange man struck by a train Sunday apparently didn't hear the engine approaching, police said Monday.

Jonathon Tanner was killed around 12:40 p.m. near Greenville and Daughtery streets in LaGrange when a train came up from behind as he walked east along the train tracks.

"When they saw him, they blew the horn," LaGrange Police Sgt. Roger Pointer said. "He didn't look back to see. There was no indication that he made any motion to get off the track. He just continued walking like he didn't hear the train."

Tanner wasn't wearing headphones and had spoken with family members that morning, Pointer said.

His body has been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.

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