Man Killed By Train in LaGrange

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LAGRANGE, GA(WTVM) -- Authorities in Troup County stumble upon a gruesome scene after a LaGrange man is found dead on a pair of train tracks.

News Leader Nine has learned the accident happened around 5:00 Saturday morning near the intersection of Main and Mulberry Streets.

Troup County Coroner Jeff Cook tells News Leader Nine 24 year old Rudy Lopez-Mendez was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:49 a.m. The victim's body is being sent to the state crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.

LaGrange Police are continuing to investigate the accident.