- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

EMPORIA, Va. (AP) - Police say one man was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by an Amtrak train in Virginia.

Emporia police Chief Ricky Pinksaw tells news outlets that the men were walking across the railroad crossing about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the southbound train hit the men.

Authorities say a 26-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. A 28-year-old man was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond. Police have not identified the men, pending the notification of relatives.

Pinksaw says witnesses reported that the railroad crossing arms were working properly at the time of the incident.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide