UPDATE: Victim killed by train in Johnson City identified


Johnson City police have released the name of the man hit and killed by a train this weekend.

Heath Ramirez, 23, from Montgomery, Texas was hit near the intersection of state of Franklin Road and Watauga Avenue.

They say he was in town visiting friends at nearby University Edge Apartments. JCPD Sgt. Mike Adams says Ramirez's friends had left a party at those apartments to go to a bar downtown and Ramirez apparently was on his way to meet them when he was hit by a train and killed.

"He was leaving the party and was walking along the railroad tracks making his way downtown. We do believe he was heavily intoxicated. may have fallen or laid down to rest or something like that," Adams said.