Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at approximately 8:30 PM, Abingdon Police were dispatched to the areas of Preston and Fuller Street railroad crossings in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a train. Upon arrival, officers searched the area and found the victim located on the railroad tracks, adjacent to the 600 block of West Main Street. The victim, Brian Kenneth Jessee, 44, of 16287 Mary Street, Abingdon, Virginia, was found deceased.
The Abingdon Police Department, Abingdon Fire Department, Washington County Life Saving Crew, and the Washington County, VA Sheriff’s Office all responded to the incident. The Highlands Regional Crash Team was activated to document the incident, and their findings will be turned over to Norfolk Southern Railway Company Police to aid in their investigation.
The incident occurred at a location where there is no grade or pedestrian crossing. The closest grade/pedestrian crossing is at the intersection of Preston Street and Main Street, approximately 1000 feet from where the incident occurred.
The incident is still under investigation by Norfolk Southern Railway Company.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company opened the rail crossings at 11:00 PM at Preston and Fuller Streets.