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Train victim identified as Piketon man


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Investigators survey the scene near the Route 22 bridge after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a CSX train on Friday. (Photo by Trish Bennett)

CIRCLEVILLE – The man killed Friday afternoon after being struck by a train on the CSX tracks near Route 22 has been identified as Jeffrey Lee Gullett, 38, of Piketon.

Gullett was pronounced dead at the scene on the west side of U.S. Route 23 between Route 22 and the Apple House bridge by Dr. John Ellis, Pickaway County Coroner.

Sheriff Robert Radcliff, Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, said dispatchers received a call about 3:40 p.m. Friday from CSX railroad personnel reporting a pedestrian had been struck on the tracks.

When investigators arrived on the scene, they searched the area and discovered the body near CSX mile marker 71, about 200 yards south of the Route 22 bridge.

According to reports from the train conductor, Gullett was seated on the outside rail of the southbound tracks and appeared to be listening to his cell phone. The conductor sounded the train’s horn repeatedly, but Gullett never moved off the tracks.

Members of the Pickaway Township and Tarlton fire departments assisted with the extrication of the victim at the scene.

An autopsy has been ordered by Dr. Ellis, and the incident remains under investigation.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal