Man in Maryville struck by train and killed

Man in Maryville struck by train and killed

MARYVILLE (WATE) - A man was killed Saturday night in Maryville when he was struck by a train.

According to Blount County Sheriff Berrong, Jeffrey Wayne Collins, 47, of Maryville was found dead at the scene near the railroad tracks at Watson Drive.

BCSO says around midnight, CSX notified the Sheriff's Office that one of their trains had struck a pedestrian.

The Blount County Fire Department and Rural/Metro responded to the scene of the accident.

The incident is currently under investigation by the the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division.

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