A homeless man was struck by a train early Friday morning and remains in serious condition.
Alfred Marmolejo, 39, was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with head and multiple other injuries, said Ptl. Michael Kiskaden, who was called to the scene at 12:44 a.m.
According to Kiskaden, Marmolejo and his girlfriend, Jamie Burge, were walking on the tracks between Pike and Pleasant streets after leaving Geneva’s Bar on Walnut Street.
Kiskaden said Burge told police that they were walking to a friend’s or relative’s home and that when they realized the train was coming she jumped off the tracks and was screaming at her boyfriend to jump.
However, Kiskaden said, due to Marmolejo’s intoxicated state, his reflexes were impaired and he did not get off of the tracks quick enough.
The CSX conductor stopped the train and confirmed with police that Marmolejo was struck by the train.
The last address for Marmolejo and Burge was in Nicholasville.
Burge was arrested at the scene and charged with alcohol intoxication.
Kiskaden said the incident remains under investigation and that additional charges may be filed.