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Gainesville man's death involving Oakwood train ruled suicide
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Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators are ruling the December death of a Gainesville man killed by a train in Oakwood as a suicide, authorities said.

Shon Morrison, 40, of Gainesville, was killed Dec. 19 after being struck by a train in Oakwood near Main and Railroad streets.

“The investigator did indicate to me that it would be ruled as a suicide after reviewing the train’s surveillance footage,” sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes wrote in an email.

A dozen or so deputies and investigators responded to a 911 call in the afternoon of Dec. 19. The scene blocked off by investigators was behind Metals USA on Old Mundy Mill Road. Investigators worked with Norfolk-Southern to determine the cause of death.

Attempts to reach Bailes for further comment were unsuccessful.

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