Man seriously injured after train hits him

By: Cheryl Glassford Email
By: Cheryl Glassford Email

Family members say Craig Turner, of East Bernstadt, was flown to UK hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a train. It happened Thursday night near Litton Town Road in Laurel County.

Authorities say Turner, who is in his 40's, was walking along the tracks when he was hit. A CSX railroad employee contacted police when the incident occurred. When paramedics arrived, Turner was next to the tracks, unconscious and breathing. He's believed to have serious head injuries.

Turner's condition is unknown at this time.

Officials don't know why he was walking along the tracks. The Laurel County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

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