BYRON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Peach County Deputies are investigating the death of a man found on the railroad tracks early this morning. They've identified the body as 31 year old Guy Campbell of Byron.
The Peach County Sherriff's Office responded to the call from Norfolk Southern that a man was lying on the tracks just south of Byron. The call came in around 6am.
Campbell was already dead when deputies arrived on the scene. Sheriff Terry Deese says he was struck by a train, but they couldn't determine if Campbell was dead or alive when he was hit.
"It is strange for him to be on the railroad tracks at that time of morning, plus the fact that he was raised right there, he grew up on the railroad track," says Sheriff Terry Deese, Peach County.
Deese says Campbell's body was found about a quarter of a mile from his home. He spoke with the family earlier today. Campbell's wife says she has no idea why her husband was out there.
"It's a mystery to everybody. His wife said she saw him about 4:40 this morning in the house, and the next thing she knew is we were knocking on her door," says Deese.
Sheriff Deese says they've ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death. He says they're not ruling out foul play.