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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Blount County teen died after being struck by a train.
Austin Hitch, 19, was found dead around 4:45 a.m. Sunday after authorities say a train operated by CSX struck Hitch near Mt. Tabor Road.
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is working with CSX authorities in their investigation.
The Blount County Fire Department also responded to the scene.
Authorities will release more information as it becomes available.
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