UPDATE: Man found dead near railroad tracks in Tupelo

By NEMS Daily Journal

The body of an 18-year-old male was found Thursday near railroad tracks on Colonial Estates Road in Tupelo.

James Kelly Jr. of Tupelo was identified as the body found at the scene by Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine-Green.

Lee County E-911 received a call of a person lying beside the train tracks at 6:04 a.m.

At this time, it appears the victim may have been struck by the train, according to a press release from the Tupelo Police Department.

More as it becomes available.