In the early morning hours (4:15 AM) of June 22nd, 2013, Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police responded to a report that a man had been run over by a CSX Train between South 11th Street and Crescent Drive. Officers arrived to find a deceased Hispanic Male with multiple injuries to his head, hands, and legs.
Although the investigation is continuing, it appears that 25 year old Rolando Chavix Jocon, of DeFuniak Springs, had been sleeping in the middle of the tracks before being struck.
The CSX Train was traveling east and believed to be the normal speed for populated areas. The locomotive engineer was unable to stop the train until just east of Crescent Drive. The last train car spanned past 23rd Street.
Railroad Police and CSX personnel responded to assist in the investigation. The Medical Examiner's Office took control of the remains so that an autopsy can be performed. A toxicology screen will be performed, but alcohol use was not apparent at the scene. The investigation is continuing, but no charges are anticipated.