Letcher County man in serious condition after being hit by train

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BLACKEY, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Letcher County Fire Department says a man is in serious condition this morning after being hit by a train just before midnight Thursday.

It happened on Route 7, near Blackey.

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They believe the man was sleeping on the train tracks before he was hit, but they say he was not homeless.

He was flown to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment.

His identity is not being released as State Police work to notify his family.