Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 29, 2014

Two die on train trestle

CHILHOWIE, Va. — An adult male and a female child died Sunday afternoon as a result of being struck by a westbound Norfolk Southern freight train, according to an NS spokesman.

“Shortly after 2 p.m., (on Sunday) a westbound freight train encountered a man and two children — a girl and a boy — on a railroad trestle hear Chilhowie, Va.,” Robin Chapman, NS spokesman said in response to an email request seeking comment.

“The train crew engaged emergency brakes and sounded the horn,” Chapman continued. “The boy dropped down between the rails, while the man and the girl stood on the edge of the trestle and were struck and killed."

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