Sunday, December 10, 2023

Updated: Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Train, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Investigating

(WYDaily file)

YORK COUNTY — Authorities are investigating an incident that occurred Monday morning where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

UPDATE: Based on the investigation and eyewitness accounts, the Sheriff’s Office has determined the victim intentionally jumped in front of the passing train.

York County Emergency Communications received a call at 11:07 a.m. for an incident on the train tracks near the intersection of Mooretown Road and Cameron Circle, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Units arrived to find the victim dead at the scene.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, York County Fire and Life Safety and other state and local entities are currently investigating the incident.

The victim has been identified and the Sheriff’s Office is attempting to notify the next of kin. Given the nature of the incident, it is not the Sheriff’s Office’s policy to release the name of the victim.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who needs help or someone to talk to, to reach out to friends, family or the Suicide Hotline by dialing 988 from their cell phone.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said it has no additional information to release at this time and will provide updates as the investigation continues.

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