Man Killed When Struck by Train

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Published on May 16 2012 9:59 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A Greenup man was killed when struck by a freight train Tuesday morning.

56-year-old Edson Graves was walking on the CSX tracks when he was struck by an eastbound train about 8am.  The incident occurred near Greenup.

Cumberland County Coroner Donna Whitaker pronounced Graves dead at the scene.  A toxicology report is pending.  No word on why Graves was walking on the tracks.

Greenup police, Illinois State Police and the Greenup Ambulance Service assisted Whitaker at the scene.