New Details Released In Train Track Death

We're learning more about the man who was hit by a train on Thursday afternoon.

The Fayette County Coroner identified him as 53-year-old Stephen Mazyck. He died from blunt force trauma.

Lexington police say he was dead before his body was placed on the railroad tracks at around 11:00 Thursday morning. He was hit on the tracks off Paris Pike in Lexington.

The train's engineer says he thought initially that the body on the tracks was just an animal. He blew his horn several times, but didn't see any movement.

Steven Dykes and Charles Atkins both face of first degree manslaughter and tampering with evidence. Police say they beat Mazyck. They're charged with tampering with physical evidence because police say they moved the body.

At their arraignment on Friday, the two suspects had not guilty pleas entered on their behalf. Both also asked for public defenders because they cannot afford to hire a lawyer.

Dykes and Atkins will be back in court for pre-trial conference on August 14th at 8:30.

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