Local law enforcement has stopped investigating the death of a man hit and killed by a train Dec. 18 near the Depot Street railroad crossing in Lenoir City.
Don White, Lenoir City police chief, said the investigation ended Dec. 20 and has been deemed a suicide.
An autopsy was performed Dec. 18 at the University of Tennessee forensic center. A toxicology report could take 60-90 days before it is complete, White said.
“We’ve ruled it a suicide, no foul play, based on the autopsy results,” he said.
A southbound Norfolk Southern train struck the man at 3:50 a.m. Dec. 18. A release from Norfolk Southern notes the train was en route from Rutherford, Penn., to Rossville. Norfolk Southern helped law enforcement with the investigation.
The man’s family has been notified, White said.