- Associated Press - Monday, July 16, 2018

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say a train in West Virginia fatally struck a man who was walking on railroad tracks while listening to music with his earbuds.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that 23-year-old Tyler Blake Smith was also carrying a skateboard while walking on the tracks Sunday night.

News outlets report the CSX train approached him from behind and the conductor blew his air horn until the train struck Smith.

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