Train claims life of Atmore man

The Atmore Police Department identified the man who was struck and killed by a train last Wednesday as Eric Edwards Smith, 40, of Atmore.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Feb. 6, Atmore police responded to a call in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a train at the railroad crossing at Martin Luther King Avenue.

According to reports, when police arrived they observed Smith lying face down on the grass next to the railroad track. The body was immediately checked for vital signs, of which there were none. ASAP Ambulance crews were already on the scene and resuscitation procedures were administe...

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