Man dies after being struck by train in Suffolk

Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A pedestrian has died after being struck by a train in Suffolk early Thursday.

Emergency communications said they were notified around 2:05 a.m. for an accident involving a pedestrian and a train.

Police learned that an adult male was crossing the tracks in the area without a crossing sign when the incident occurred. The train stopped and did not derail. Police say the man, later identified as 58-year-old Lee Anthony Whitfield, died.

The train is currently blocking the area of N. Capital Street and Railroad Avenue.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

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