Thursday, February 7, 2013
Devonn Graham, 37, of Norcross, was hit by a train Monday near Norcross. The medical examiner has ruled his death as an accident.
The identity of the man who was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train off Buford Highway on Monday afternoon has been released. The victim was Devonn Graham, a 37-year-old man from Norcross, said Chief Investigator Ted Bailey with the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's office. The cause of death was "blunt force trama," which was the result of being struck by the train, said Bailey. "His death has been ruled as accidental." Police had speculated that Graham may have intentionally remained on the train tracks after repeated warnings from the train's conductor, but Bailey ruled out suicide. "There was nothing to suggest there was any deliberate action by the man to end his life," said Bailed. He said Graham was formerly from Ohio. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A man walking on the train tracks in Peachtree Corners died Monday afternoon after being struck.
A man was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on the 6900 block of Buford Highway in the City of Peachtree Corners. Cpl. Jake Smith, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department said the train was traveling northeast at about 35 mph when the man was hit. "We don't know if it was intentional or not," said Smith who said the conductor had seen the man well before the collision and had sounded his horn but the man did not respond. "The conductor saw him and blew his horn," said Smith. A witness said the man may have possibly been wearing head phones and did not hear the train's whistle. Smith said the man appears to be a light-skinned black or possibly Hispanic in his 30s or 40s…
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Gwinnett Police report another pedestrian dodged the train and escaped injury.
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
A pedestrian was hit by a train and killed early Thursday morning in an unincorporated area of Norcross, according to Gwinnett Police. Cpl. Jake Ritter reported that Gwinnett Police responded to a call at 5:45 a.m. regarding two persons potentially struck by a train in the area of Jones Mill Road and Button Gwinnett Drive. "One of the pedestrians managed to get out of the way without injury," Ritter said in a press release. "The other pedestrian was hit by the oncoming train and died on the scene as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision," he said. Motorists are advised to detour around the area.
Friday, January 28, 2011
The country's only African American train painter has a piece featuring our city that will soon hang in City Hall.
It’s no surprise that a person with a life-long obsession with trains might pop into Norcross’s Station Café for a bite to eat. What did come as a surprise to historic train painter Robert West was what he saw when he walked into the old depot: about 20 pieces of his own artwork on display. After a little prodding from the restaurant’s owner, West decided to paint a vivid, colorful piece that includes the café, which he named “A Norcross Love Affair.” It, along with a smattering of his other work, is currently on display at the Welcome Center, and will be up until Thurs, Feb. 3. And the Norcross painting will soon hang in City Hall, since the city purchased the work. West, who considers himself a “visual historian,” poured through …