- Associated Press - Friday, December 23, 2016

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Police say the body of a man struck and killed by a freight train in western Pennsylvania has been found along railroad tracks in Westmoreland County.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports (https://bit.ly/2hfvqCt ) emergency responders found the victim’s remains shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday about 100 yards away from the PNC Train Station at Greensburg.

County Department of Public Safety officials say the conductor of a Norfolk Southern Corp. train reported hitting the pedestrian around 5:30 p.m. The freighter stopped after the accident, delaying a westbound Amtrak train.

It’s unclear what the man was doing on the tracks at the time. Police have not released any details on the victim.

A Norfolk Southern spokesman couldn’t be reached for comment.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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