Police in Tuscaloosa have identified the man who was fatally struck by a train in the city Tuesday afternoon.

As the Thread previously reported, police responded to the area of McFarland Boulevard and Dr. Edward Hillard Drive around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday after a railroad employee called to report the deadly accident.

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Taylor said the train belongs to the Norfolk Southern Railroad and that its operators were unable to stop before striking a person who was walking on the tracks Tuesday.

That person was 49-year-old Darnell Williams, of Tuscaloosa, who did not survive being struck by the train.

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