Eastern Kentucky man dies after being hit by train

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WHITLEY CITY, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky man has died after being hit by a train as he tried to walk across railroad tracks.

Kentucky State Police say 75-year-old Edward Murphy of Marshes Siding in McCreary County was hit by a northbound Norfolk Southern train around 10 a.m. EDT Thursday in Whitley City.

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Police said Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case remains under investigation. Police say preliminary investigation indicates all crossing signals were working.


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