LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Police say a man is dead after being struck by a train Friday.
The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has been able to identify the victim by running his fingerprints.
At this time, they are not releasing his name until the family is notified.
Officials say the man was hit and killed by a Norfolk Southern train around 6:30 Friday morning.
We’re told that the train conductor saw him lying on the tracks and the sounded his horn but the man didn't move.
Firefighters searched the area between Pasadena and the Rosemont Garden train crossing -- they say it appears that the man was struck somewhere between those two points.
It took a while for firefighters and police to actually find the victim but police eventually found him on the tracks near Regency Circle.
The coroner is now looking into why the man was on the train tracks to begin with and why he was unresponsive when the conductor sounded the horn.