Person dies after being hit by train in Williamsburg

The train that struck a male pedestrian in an accident in Williamsburg on Feb. 8, 2018.

UPDATE (Feb. 9): Police say the person hit by the a train in Williamsburg on Thursday died at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Their name will not be released until the next of kin has been notified.


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Willamsburg police are investigating an accident involving a train and a pedestrian in Williamsburg.

Police on scene near a train accident in Williamsburg on Feb. 8, 2018. (Credit: WAVY/Matt Gregory).

Police say the accident near Penniman Road and the 700 block of York Street (Route 60) was reported around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to Major Greg Riley with Williamsburg Police, a CSX coal train hit a male pedestrian, who was found lying on the track.

The injured man was transported to Riverside Doctors Hospital initially, but was scheduled to be moved to MCV hospital at VCU for further treatment, Riley said.

Officials with the railroad company, CSX, said the two-locomotive train was heading from Newport News to Richmond, and the company “it extends its thoughts to those impacted by this tragic event.”

Both police and officials with CSX are working together to investigate the incident. 

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