Man hit, killed by MARTA train identified - CBS46 News

Man hit, killed by MARTA train identified

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Authorities said the man struck and killed by a MARTA train in Atlanta was 25-year-old Nicholas Utley of Chamblee.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office released his identity Tuesday morning.

MARTA police are still trying to figure out how Utley ended up in the path of an oncoming train Monday night at the Lindbergh station in Buckhead.

The accident happened just before 8 p.m. Authorities stopped all trains north and southbound for a couple of hours as they investigated.

"We had a train make contact with a male patron who was fatally injured," said MARTA spokesman Lyle Harris. "At this time, we are investigating the cause of the tragic, tragic accident." 

The accident stopped service during what MARTA called a "busy service period," so they brought in buses to shuttle passengers to their destinations.  

"We are having bus bridges to transport our customers at Lindbergh to the Lenox station, the Buckhead station and at the Arts Center station," said Harris.  

"They're just not organized," complained passenger Joanne Schulte, whose trip was cut short when her train couldn't make it all the way to Buckhead.  

Schulte has tough questions for MARTA officials. She said her train ride ended at the Midtown Arts station shortly after 8 p.m. and had no idea what was going on.

"I moved back here from D.C., and Metro would have done this a lot better," said Schulte.   

Stay with www.CBSAtlanta.com for updates on this developing story. 

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