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Man killed by train in Marmet

By Staff reports
Lawrence Pierce
The body of a man killed by a train in Marmet is covered by a blue tarp beside the railroad tracks Monday afternoon.

MARMET, W.Va.-- A man was hit and killed by a train in Marmet on Monday, emergency dispatchers said.

The accident happened near the intersection of 98th Street and Ohio Avenue in Marmet about 1:40 p.m., according to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers.

Kanawha County sheriff's deputies and Marmet volunteer firefighters responded to the scene. The man's name will not be released until his family is notified.

CSX owns the railroad tracks where the incident occurred.

Before Monday's incident, nine people had died from pedestrian-train collisions in West Virginia from January to August, according to data from the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety. On Feb. 9, a 48-year-old South Charleston man was hit and killed by a train while walking along tracks near St. Albans. Police believe a Hansford man committed suicide on June 1 after being hit and killed by an Amtrak passenger train along Paint Creek Road.


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