ORANGE, Va. (WRIC) — A man is fighting for his life in the hospital after being struck by a train in the Town of Orange on Thursday.
The incident occurred at approximately 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of May Fray Avenue and Barbour Street.
According to Virginia State Police, a Norfolk Southern train was traveling south when it struck a male pedestrian who was crossing the tracks to the east.
The man, who has been identified as a 63-year-old Ronald E. Snead, of Orange, was flown to a hospital in Charlottesville with injuries that were described as life-threatening.
The Norfolk Southern train remained on scene to assist Virginia State Police in its investigation, which remains ongoing, a spokesperson said on Friday.
VSP was assisted by the Orange Police Department and Orange County Fire and Rescue Department.