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Teen hit by train and lifeflighted identified

UPDATE ON TEEN: According to the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Dylan Williams is in stable condition, but he is still on a vent. He’s getting ready to go back to surgery for surgeons to stabilize his pelvis. He also has some facial fractures that he’ll eventually have surgery on once he is stable enough. Details remain sketchy but a 19-year-old male pedestrian was hit by a train near Aldora Street overnight and lifeflighted to a trauma center, according to sherif Brad White. The teen was apparently sitting on the tracks when he was struck about 2:30 a.m. The victim has now been identified by authorities. Maj. Leslie Holmes reported the victim was flown to Macon Medical Center and was going in for CT scans this morning. “They did not say if he was conscious and alert,” Maj. Holmes added. ”The train master reported they saw the victim sitting on the tracks. They have a limited sight distance, could not stop and struck him. Dep. Cynthia Patten’s report indicates our people responded, had to look for the victim and finally found him in the yard of a home in the 200 block of Aldora Street,” Maj. Holmes continued. Maj. Holmes reported the incident occurred on a section of rail line adjacent to Andrews Road. UPDATE: Maj. Holmes has released Dep. Cynthia Patten’s preliminary report on the incident which identifies the victim as Dylan Williams of Barnesville. The report quotes the train master as saying he was going 40 mph. when he struck a white male who was sitting on the tracks. The train master notified authorities and Dep. Patten and others responded to look for Williams. He was found on the north side of the railroad tracks behind a residence at 224 Aldora St., bleeding from the mouth and breathing irregularly. He had ID on him. Williams was placed on a back board and taken to an ambulance which took him to the intersection of Ga. Hwy. 7 and Grove Street where the chopper landed to transport him to the trauma center. Dep. Patten turned the scene over to railroad police and then went to 117 Hwy. 41 North, Lot 32 to notify Williams’ father, identified as Jonathan Williams. Fire chief Douglas Matthews reported his information was that Dylan Williams is in critical condition. More to follow….

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