WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon October 29, 2012
Three Kentuckians Killed by Trains Over Weekend
Two young men were struck and killed by a train in McCreary County just a day after a 14-year-old was killed by a train in Madison County. Sheriff Gus Skinner told the Lexington Herald-Leader the 20 year olds, whom he did not identify, were walking on the tracks at Whitley City at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when they were struck from behind by a Norfolk Southern train.
The train hit the men near a split in the tracks and Skinner said it was possible the men were confused about which track the train would be on. He said alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the accident.
On Saturday afternoon, 14-year-old Andrew Byrd was killed in Madison County. The coroner said he likely was struck from behind as well.