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LaGrange man hit and killed by train

A 23-year-old LaGrange man was hit and killed by a train Wednesday night.

According to LaGrange Police Department Sgt. Robert Kirby, Lucious Cheeks was hit by a CSX train traveling west near the Jefferson Street Bridge at approximately 11 p.m.

Kirby said the train operator attempted to stop the train when they saw Cheeks on the track, but due to the size and weight of the train, it took approximately one mile to stop. The impact of the train moved Cheeks away from the original scene where he was hit.

“Until we can see the video, we won’t know officially what happened or how,” Kirby said.