By Jeff Noble / staff writer
A Williamsburg man was killed Friday afternoon, after being hit by a train at the railroad crossing at the corner of 2nd Street and Elm Street in that city.
The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. That’s according to Williamsburg Fire Chief James Privett.
Jason L. Moses, 36, of Raintree Street in Williamsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:50 p.m. by Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley.
Croley said Moses died of multiple injuries sustained due to being hit by the CSX freight train.
Moses was killed instantly. He would have turned 37 years old Monday.
“He was headed toward downtown on the 2nd Street crossing. The train was aware that he was there, and they did sound their horns. At this point, we don’t know the cause. Until we review the video, we won’t have a definite cause,” Croley said at the scene Friday.
He added the train had video of the accident, and that a CSX crew would be at the scene that evening to do their own investigation.
Moses’ body will be sent to Frankfort for an autopsy Saturday.
Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said they would be able to view the video Monday.
“The man was hit at the crossing. The conductor saw him cross, and he thought the man had plenty of time to cross, but he turned completely away from the train, turned his head, and kept walking,” he added.
Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London and crews from the Williamsburg Fire Department and Whitley County Ambulance assisted Williamsburg Police, the Whitley County Coroner’s Office, and CSX authorities at the scene.
Bird said no charges would be filed against the conductor and crew of the train.
“The conductor did everything he could do,” he stated.
Autopsy set for today in Frankfort
By Jeff Noble / staff writer
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