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Joanna man hit, killed by train

A Joanna man was killed Thursday, May 5 after being hit by a train while apparently walking on the railroad tracks near his home.

Earl Wright, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:03 a.m., according to Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek. An autopsy report stated that Wright died of multiple blunt-force injuries.

Cheek said the incident occurred near the intersection of Sumter and Taylor streets in Joanna.

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