Man killed by freight train in Williamsburg

Posted at 6:36 AM, Jul 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-14 06:36:02-04

Williamsburg, Va. – A man laying on the tracks was killed by a CSX train in Williamsburg early Monday morning.

Virginia State Police and Williamsburg Police are investigating the accident, which happened around 1:15am.

The train crew saw the man near Richmond Road at the Bypass Bridge lying motionless on the tracks. He did not move as the train signaled and approached. The train was hauling 100 empty coal hoppers and could not stop in time.

The unidentified Caucasian male died at the scene, and no form of identification was found on him. Currently, Virginia State Police are working with CSX, Railroad Police, and the Medical Examiner’s office to make a positive identification.