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UPDATE: Train Crash Ruled Suicide; UVa Student Dies

February 16, 2013


An 18-year-old University of Virginia student died after being struck by a train in Charlottesville last night in an apparent suicide.

Charlottesville Police say the first-year student from New Jersey died shortly after the collision.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. Friday near the Amtrak station in Charlottesville. The collision closed the tracks for about two hours, but train travel has resumed.

February 15, 2013

The train tracks near the Amtrak Station on West Main Street in Charlottesville shut down Friday night after a train struck a person.

Police say a freight train traveling northbound struck a pedestrian around 9 p.m. Friday. A passenger train was delayed arriving into the Charlottesville Amtrak Station, while police investigated the scene.

Officials say no other passenger trains should be affected by the delay.

The male hit by the train was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center with serious injuries.

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