Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a pedestrian hit by a train in the 5000 block of Arkwright road at around 2:30PM Tuesday afternoon. When deputies arrived they found a white male under the train’s box cars, unresponsive. The male was later identified as 45 year old Ronnie Morris of Griffin Georgia. Morris was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones the next of kin has been notified.

It was reported the Norfolk Southern train was traveling north on the tracks when the engineer saw Morris walking on the tracks with his back to the train. The train’s horn was blown several times but Morris continued walking down the track in a northbound direction and appeared at one point to start jogging. The train attempted to stop but could not before striking Morris.

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call Traffic Fatality Investigator.