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Man hit, killed by train in southern W.Va.

August 22, 2014
Associated Press

RODERFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a man was killed when he was struck by a Norfolk Southern train on a bridge in McDowell County.

Trooper J.R. Coburn in Welch says a 20-year-old male died at the scene and a 24-year-old female who fell 60 feet was in critical condition at Welch Community Hospital.

Media outlets report a 29-year-old male who jumped from the tracks suffered less serious injuries.

Their names weren't immediately released.

Coburn says the three were walking on the tracks Thursday night near Roderfield.

 
 

 

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