BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – A man who was struck and killed by a train over the weekend in Beaver County has been identified.
According to emergency dispatchers, the accident happened on the Norfolk Southern tracks near the 15th Street Crossing in Beaver Falls around 1 p.m. on Saturday.READ MORE: Rep. Mike Kelly Facing Scrutiny Over Stocks Purchases By The Congressman And His Wife
Norfolk Southern spokesman Dave Pidgeon said the conductor blew a warning whistle before the man was struck.
The victim has been identified as 29-year-old James M. Cole Jr. He died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head and chest.
Pidgeon said the train was hauling mixed freight and consisted of 102 cars and three locomotives.READ MORE: New Trial Begins For 83-Year-Old Ohio Man Who Spent 45 Years In Prison
Police are investigating the death.
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