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Posted: June 21, 2012 3:39 p.m.

Pedestrian killed by train ID'd

UPDATE: Investigators identified the victim who was struck and killed by a train Wednesday night as 54-year-old Bryant Bennett Johnson.

Conyers Police and the Georgia State Patrol have not been able to locate Johnson's family and are asking for the public's help should anyone recognize Bryant. Johnson and know of any family he may have. Anyone with information on his family is asked to call either Lt. Jack Dunn at Conyers Police at 770-929-4211 or Trooper Seymour at the Georgia State Patrol in Monroe 770-464-1800.

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(June 21, 10:25 a.m.) A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Wednesday evening on Conyers. Around 9 p.m., an adult male was reportedly walking the tracks by Ellington Road when he was struck and killed, according to Conyers police. First responders are in the process of notifying next-of-kin.

According to Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Gordy Wright, the man was walking east on the tracks when he was hit by an eastbound train.

"The engineer had blown the train's horn several times prior to striking the man. Witnesses reported that the man never turned around before being hit," Wright wrote. The victim's blood is being tested to determine if he was under the influence.

The victim, a white male, had no identification on him. The victim was identified through fingerprints, as his body was dismembered, according to Conyers police.

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