Police: 70-year-old Bristol man identified as pedestrian reportedly hit by train

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UPDATE 1 PM: BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Police have identified the person reportedly hit by a train early Monday morning in Bristol, Tennessee.

Luther W. Tester, 70, has been identified by Bristol, Tennessee Police as the pedestrian found near Weaver Pike and Vance Tank Road.

Authorities are still asking anyone that witnessed the incident to contact Sgt Mike Still at 423-989-5600 or via email at Mstill@bristoltn.org.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – According to officials with Bristol, Tennessee, a pedestrian was hit by a train near Weaver Pike and Vance Tank Road early Monday morning.

Around 3:15 a.m., the Bristol Tennessee Police Department was dispatched to the scene.

Deputies found the body of a pedestrian 200 yards south of Weaver Pike, according to the Bristol Tennessee Police Department.

Norfolk Southern Railroad Police responded to the scene as well.

The identity of the pedestrian is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

BTPD is asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Sergeant Mike Still at 423-989-5600.

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