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Coroner: Man hit, killed by train identified as Auburn University student

Dakota Parker. (Source: Facebook screenshot) Dakota Parker. (Source: Facebook screenshot)

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The Lee County coroner has identified the man hit and killed by a train in Auburn on Saturday as a college student.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says the person has been identified as Dakota Raymond Parker, 19, of Decatur, AL. He was also a freshman at Auburn University majoring in business.

Shortly after midnight on April 9, Auburn Police and Fire and East Alabama Medical Center EMS responded to the 19-year-old man being struck by a train near the railroad crossing in the 200 block of North College. 

 Lee County Chief Deputy Coroner Gene Manning pronounced the victim dead at the scene at 12:45 a.m.

Dakota's former high school, Priceville High School, where he played both football and baseball, sent our their condolences on Saturday via Twitter: 

Friends of Dakota have also gone to social media to send their condolences to the Parker family. 

Parker's body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office of the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for a postmortem exam to determine the cause of death.

The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police, Lee County Coroner and the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences.

This is a developing story; check back for more updates.

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