Jogger killed by train in Germantown identified

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GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Germantown have identified a man hit and killed by a train in 7000 block of Southern Avenue in Germantown Sunday afternoon.

George Holmes was jogging on the railroad tracks when the train was approaching.

The train conductor sounded the train horn multiple times before applying the emergency brakes.

Police say Holmes was listening to music from his cell phone.

His family told police, “jogging on the railroad tracks while listening to music through earphones was something he had done in the past.”


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