Cartersville man killed by train

A Cartersville man who was walking his dog along railroad tracks on Saturday afternoon was killed when he was hit by a CSX train.

Donald Eugene Brock, 44, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident in the area of Sugar Valley Road near Cassville Road in Cartersville, according to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap.

The train sounded its horn several times to warn Brock of its approach, but Brock did not respond, the sheriff said.

Deputies responded around 5:20 p.m. after a rail employee reported the accident.

Brock’s body was transported to Cartersville Medical Center pending an autopsy by the GBI Medical Examiner.