For Immediate Release
On Sunday, February 26th, at approximately 8:20 PM, the Abingdon Police Department was dispatched to the railroad grade crossing on Trigg Street in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a westbound train. Witness accounts indicated that the pedestrian made contact with the front of the train approximately 100 feet east of the designated grade crossing. Officers searched the area and found the victim on the railroads tracks, approximately 200 feet west of the designated grade crossing. The deceased victim was identified as a 17 year old juvenile from Bristol, VA.
The Abingdon Police Department, Abingdon Fire Department, and the Washington County Life Saving Crew all responded to the incident. The Abingdon Police Department investigators will document the incident, and their findings will be turned over to Norfolk Southern Railway Company Police to aid in their investigation.
The incident is still under investigation by Norfolk Southern Railway Company.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company opened the rail crossings at 2:00 AM at Trigg Street and Deadmore Street.