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Update: Man hit, killed by train in Lexington identified

The person was hit just before 4:15 p.m. in the 600 block of West Fifth Ave. in Lexington, according to Davidson County Emergency Services.

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A man was killed after he was hit by a train in Lexington Wednesday. 

The incident happened just before 4:15 p.m. in the 600 block of West Fifth Ave, according to police.

It is unclear how the victim, identified as Jerry Lee Fields, 54, was hit or why he was near the tracks.

The Lexington Police Department and railroad police are investigating.