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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  • by Ang Location: lex on Apr 25, 2010 at 08:59 PM
    We love you Zeke and miss you and you'll never be forgotten.
  • by Nikki Location: Lexington, KY on Aug 18, 2008 at 10:05 AM
    He really was a good man. Wendy didn't deserve to have him taken away like he was. Now she is completely heart broken. The men who did this need to be punished.
  • by h Location: n on Aug 16, 2008 at 09:34 PM
  • by janet Location: cincinnati on Aug 12, 2008 at 10:06 PM
    i think this was devastating to all three family. do we really know the hole story. i like hear it because i do know some of it
  • by big boy Location: Newyork on Aug 11, 2008 at 12:20 PM
    after the women getting on the local news telling everyone that when he (Steven) gets to drinking he thinks he can fright anyone sounds like drinking was getting to him. maybe this was self defense
  • by Note to Tony in Arizona on Aug 11, 2008 at 09:26 AM
    I don't care what the "experts" say, I'll have to disagree with you as far as alcohol being a disease. Alcoholism can be stopped and is a result of being irresonpsible and lack of self control. Normal diseases we encounter usually are not from bad lifestyle choices.
  • by mel Location: lex on Aug 11, 2008 at 07:31 AM
    wow, tracy. love it, thanks for that point of view!
  • by Tracy Location: Utah on Aug 9, 2008 at 03:05 PM
    23 years together! Many people only hope to experience such a long term relationship. True love is blind and endures all things. Yes he worked, and no we did not pay for his alcohol addiction. Obviously the man who returned to this woman's apartment was using her and her home for an alibi to protect himself and his murdering friends. To discover the horrifying truth of his demise has been devastating for her. Imagine if that had been the love of your life. She has an unselfish compassion within her and endured many years of caring for this man who had an alcohol dependency, of whom many would have simply ignored. I have known this amazing woman for nearly 40 years and am so proud of her huge heart, which in its outreaching, has sometimes been very hurt. Society may label this life as "dysfunctional", although show me what is "normal" anymore in the world. Every level of life has diversity and challenge, and we should not judge. Ignorance is bred, not born. Period.
  • by Amie Location: Lexington on Aug 9, 2008 at 02:22 PM
    People shouldn't be so judgemental! I have known Zeke and Wendy All my life, and who's business is it that he drank! She never judged him that way, and you shouldn't either! Wendy loves Zeke more than anything in this world. So from experience, there is nothing fishy about the situation, it's just terribly sad that he had to leave us in such a horrific tragidy! We'll miss ya Zeke, God Bless and we All LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Brian Location: Bardstown on Aug 9, 2008 at 12:04 AM
    I cannot believe the previous comments. Do y'all hate the lady because she happened to be involved with an alcoholic? Or do you hate her because she let him drink? I guess the two guys nobody has said ANYTHING about are great upstanding citizens and she is absolutely worthless because she "put up with" a drunk for that long. Whatever problems he may have had, he is DEAD. Show some class and respect for the dead.
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