Man dies after being hit by train

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By Lisa King

A Shelby County man died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a train last week, police said.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Moore said that Stephen N. Rosegetter, 27, of Shelbyville, was discovered deceased by Norfolk Southern Railroad employees on the tracks Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Although he was taken for an autopsy immediately, investigators were not able to tell who he was until Tuesday.

“He had no I.D. on him,” said Moore.

He added that the cause of death was from the impact of being struck by a train, he said.

“From the trauma to the body, he was apparently hit by a train,” said Moore.

Rosegetter was found on the portion of the Norfolk Southern Track on Isaac Shelby Drive, off Taylorsville Road in the vicinity of McDonald’s, said Moore.

He said it’s not clear how long Rosegetter was lying on the tracks before being discovered.