A train struck and killed a 63-year-old Richmond man on railroad tracks near Southland Drive on Friday.
The victim was identified by the Fayette County coroner's office as Tony Burton Litten. He died of multiple blunt force trauma, and his death is being investigated as an accident, the coroner's office said in a news release.
Litten is the second person in a week to be killed by a train in Lexington.
Police received a report from the train's operator that a person was lying on the tracks near the overpass on Southland Drive, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. The operator was unable to stop the train in time to avoid hitting the person.
The incident occurred about 1 p.m.; Litten was pronounced dead at 2 p.m., according to the coroner's office.
On Saturday, Kyle Ginnever, 22, a Bluegrass Community and Technical College student from Northern Kentucky, was hit and killed near the end of Burley Avenue, a dead-end street off Broadway.