One killed in train collision
BUCKHANNON – An individual was struck by a train and killed in Buckhannon Tuesday morning, police said.
According to a press release from the Buckhannon Police Department, Chief Matthew Gregory said officers responded to an accident involving a CSX train and an individual on the tracks near Wood Street shortly after 8 a.m..
The individual was pronounced dead when emergency responders arrived. The name of the individual is not being released pending family notification.
Upshur County EMS, the Buckhannon Fire Department and the West Virginia State Police also assisted at the scene.
The Buckhannon Police Department is investigating the incident, and no further details have been released at this time.
Appalachian & Ohio Railroad issued a statement following the incident:
“A&O and all of its employees express our deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of the individual who was involved in the fatal accident shortly after 8 this morning near the corner of Brooke and Wood Streets, in Buckhannon. We are mindful of their loss and are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.
“The train involved, operated by Appalachian & Ohio Railroad, originated at Grafton and was headed to Burnsville, W.Va. It consisted of two locomotives; there were no railcars on the train at the time of the accident.
“We have investigators on site and are cooperating with local authorities to determine why the accident occurred.”