UPDATE: Victim identified after fatal train accident

Local - 1/12/2014 5:08 PM by Stuart Hammer

SURVEYOR - One person is dead after being struck by a train in Raleigh County this afternoon.

The victim has been identified as 49 year-old Ricky Lee Gray of Eccles

Norfolk Southern Rail spokesman Robin Chapman tells Newswatch the incident happened around 12:25 p.m. at the tracks near Surveyor.

Sheriff's deputies say Gray was on the tracks as the train approached.

They say the engineer attempted to stop the train and to warn Gray, who was killed on impact.

Chapman says the train was traveling westbound and consisted of six locomotives.

Gray's body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for autopsy.

The Sheriff's department and Norfolk Southern Railroad police are handling the investigation.


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