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Coroner: man's train death appears to be suicide

July 19, 2014
Associated Press

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A coroner in central Pennsylvania says the death of a man run over by a train near a festival to celebrate the region's role in early development of the rail system appears to be suicide.

The Bloomsburg Press Enterprise said (http://bit.ly/1tj1yCI ) the 21-year-old man died Saturday morning in Danville, a block away from the town's Iron Heritage Festival.

The paper says bystanders and riders on a train headed to Bloomsburg called 911 to say someone had thrown himself under a train.

Coroner Scott Lynn tells the paper officials are still investigating but it appears to be a case of suicide. The victim's name hasn't been released.

Festival organizers said train rides connected to the event were likely going to be re-routed.

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Information from: Press Enterprise, http://www.pressenterpriseonline.com

 
 

 

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