Crime & Courts

Shelby police ID train victim

A 51-year-old Rutherford County man was the person who was struck and killed by a train Monday, police say.

Shelby police said they identified the victim as James Phillip Bell.

Investigators said they don’t know why Bell was on the CSX tracks about 9:30 a.m. Monday when he was hit by the train. The incident took place along North Lafayette Street at East Avenue.

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