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Train victim's family located

IN BRIEF: Family members of the 54-year-old man struck and killed by a train last week have been located. An uncle and a niece of Bryant Bennett Johnson were located in Meriwether County, Ga., about two hours away.

According to Conyers police, Johnson was boarding at a house on Main Street. After the request went out for help from the public in locating Johnson's family, investigators recieved a number of calls from former employers and concerned locals who helped track down the next of kin.

Johnson was walking east on the tracks along Green Street near Ellington Road around 9 p.m. Wednesday June 20 when he was hit by an eastbound CSX 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," said a GSP spokesperson. 

Johnson's body was indentified using fingerprints and his blood is being tested to determine if he was under the influence.

The speed limit for trains through Conyers is 55 miles per hour, according to Conyers police.