February 22nd, 2021 – 7:55 PM
Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter –
*Feb 23rd UPDATE: According to Floyd County Deputy Coroner Chris Giles, the identity of the individual struck by the train has been confirmed to be a 30-year-old Matthew Jordan Courson.
The Deputy Coroner also stated that it is believed that Courson was walking on the tracks with earpods on and was unaware of the incoming train.
*Original Post: On Monday evening 9-11 dispatch received a report of a possible train vs pedestrian situation that occurred at the intersection of Hall Road and Old Rockmart Road.
Norfolk Southern Railroad informed 9-11 dispatch that the train in the area had come to a stop.
First responders that included the Floyd County Police Department, the Rome/Floyd Fire Department, and the Floyd County Coroner arrived to search the area for any evidence of a pedestrian being struck.
Just north of the railroad crossing, they discovered the pedestrian’s body, confirming a fatality.
According to the Floyd County Police Department, it is believed that the individual who was struck came out of the woods into the area where the train struck them.
At the time of this report Norfolk Southern Railroad Police and the Floyd county police department are still investigating the situation, and the identity of the individual is not being released.