SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) — A man was hit and killed by a train in Spartanburg.
The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near the 500 block of E. Daniel Morgan Avenue.
Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger confirmed his office was responding to the scene.
The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Glenn Alan Jordan.
Firefighters say Jordan was walking on the tracks when he was clipped by the train and died from his injuries. The train whistle was sounded, but firefighters say Jordan did not get off the tracks in time.
According to the coroner’s office, Jordan was walking down the middle of the tracks and tried to jump off, but couldn’t get off quick enough to avoid the train.