A man who was hit and killed Sunday night by a train may have been drinking.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office says it appears the man was trying to cross the tracks when he was struck.
The Norfolk Southern engine, which was hauling 105 coal cars and three engines, was unable to stop in time.
The man's name will be released after his family has been notified of his death.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office says a man died in West Knox County after a train hit him Sunday evening.
Deputies say they responded to Anchor Park off Turkey Creek Road just before 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Rural Metro pronounced him dead on the scene.
Deputies are still investigating the incident.
This is the second person this weekend who was hit by a train. Knoxville police say a train hit a man on the train tracks near Seventeenth Street and Grand Avenue Saturday morning. Officers say they found him lying under the train.
Police say that man survived but was hospitalized because of his injuries.