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Man dies after being hit by freight train in Williamsburg

The 700 block of York Street in Williamsburg (Courtesy photo/Google Maps)
The 700 block of York Street in Williamsburg (Courtesy photo/Google Maps)

A man succumbed to his injuries Thursday night after he was hit by a freight train in Williamsburg earlier that day.

A pedestrian was crossing the railroad tracks in the 700 block of York Street around 2:30 p.m. Thursday when he was hit by a train, according to the Williamsburg Police Department.

He was taken to Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg, then to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. He died at the Newport News hospital around 8:45 p.m. Thursday night, according to police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley.

The Williamsburg Police Department is not releasing the man’s identity until next of kin is notified, Riley said.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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