MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train near Martinsburg.
The death was reported late Friday on a span of track in an area near the West Virginia State Police Detachment in Martinsburg.
The victim has not been identified. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sheriff Kenneth "Kenny" Lemaster Jr. told The Journal the man was on a walkway between two crossings when he was struck. The train was backing up when it hit the man.
Lemaster said that may have limited the victim's ability to hear the train approaching.