BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A man hit and killed by a train Tuesday in Jefferson County has been identified.
The Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates identified the victim as 63-year-old Harold J. Higginbotham.
The incident happened Tuesday morning at 8:01 in the 1900 block of Woodlands Industrial Drive in Birmingham city limits.
Yates says the conductor saw the victim 1/2 mile out and started breaking and hitting the horn. He adds the victim initially had his back to the train but turned sideways like he was stepping off the track but didn’t step far enough. He was pronounced dead at 8:35 a.m.