LEETSDALE (KDKA) — A man suffered fatal injuries after he was struck by a train in Leetsdale early Saturday morning.READ MORE: 20-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed In Rankin
It happened just before 1:30 a.m.
According to Norfolk Southern officials, the man was walking on the tracks with his back to the train. Crews blew the train’s horn and used emergency braking to try to avoid hitting the man, but they were unable to stop in time.READ MORE: Former Pitt Basketball Player Corey Manigault Brutally Assaulted In Europe
The man was fatally injured.
The victim has been identified as 51-year-old William Davidson, of Ambridge.
Officials say the train was traveling close to 50 mph, which is the speed limit for the train in that area. The train was transporting 100 carloads of coal to North Carolina on Norfolk Southern’s Fort Wayne Line.MORE NEWS: Pitt Fans Fired Up After Kenny Pickett Named Heisman Finalist
The incident is being investigated.