Two dead after being struck by trains

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.¬†—¬†Police in Huntington and Fayette County are investigating weekend deaths where the victims were struck by trains.

A person was found Sunday morning near the tracks at 8th Avenue and 7th Street in Huntington. It’s not known when the collision occurred.

According to Fayette County deputies, a Gauley Bridge man was killed Sunday evening when he was struck by a train on the tracks by the New River.

It’s not known why Joseph Wayne Underwood, 42, was on the tracks.

First responders had to cross the New River near the New River Campground to make it to Underwood.

An investigation continues.

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