Body found near train tracks in Black Mountain

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BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC (WSPA) – Black Mountain Police say a body was found near train tracks Wednesday morning.

They say Norfolk Southern called them around 7 a.m. about a possible body.

Police say they death doesn’t appear suspicious.

The man appears to have been hit by a passing train.

He was lying by the track about 200 yards west of Black Mountain Ave.

They have identified the 53-year-old man, but aren’t releasing his name until next of kin is notified.

The police chief says they will release more details later today.