Man Hit and Killed by Train in Amherst County


Amherst Co., VA - The Amherst County Department of Public Safety says that a man was on the train track Saturday night when an Amtrak passenger train coming into Lynchburg struck the man.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified, and no age range was given.

This is the same train trestle where a Liberty University girl was killed last year.


Amherst Co., VA- We are getting reports tonight of a person being hit and killed by a train in Amherst County.

The call came in at around ten o'clock Saturday night.

The Amherst County Sheriff's Department says it happened on the train trestle across River Road, just north of Elder Place.

We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you more information when we get it.