Police are investigating an accident in the town of Orange between a pedestrian and a train.
Thursday, March 14th 2019, 9:12 PM EDT
The train was stopped until about 8 p.m. on March 14
ORANGE, Va. (WVIR) – Police are investigating an accident in the town of Orange between a pedestrian and a train.
The accident occurred around 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.
According to the Orange Volunteer Fire Company, the person was flown by Pegasus to the hospital.
Right now, there is no word on the extent of the person’s injuries.
The train was stopped until about 8 p.m. while police investigated the incident.
Press Release from Virginia State Police:
Virginia State Police Trooper F.W. Stanley responded to a pedestrian being struck by a train in the town of Orange. The incident occurred March 14, 2019 at 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of May Fray Avenue and Barbour Street.
A Norfolk Southern train was traveling south when it struck a pedestrian who was crossing the railroad tracks. The pedestrian was traveling east.
The pedestrian, Ronald E. Snead, 63, of Orange, Va., was flown to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville with life threatening injuries.
The Norfolk Southern train remained on scene.
The incident remains under investigation.
Virginia State Police was assisted by the Orange Police Department and Orange County Fire and Rescue Department.