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NEWS RELEASE: Virginia State Police Trooper J.C. Townsend is investigating a pedestrian fatality in Campbell County. The fatality occurred at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 8) on the railroad tracks along Route 460 near Mt. Athos. An adult female was walking on the tracks when she was struck by an eastbound CSX train that was not able to stop in time.
The woman – Hanna E. Hymel, 21, of Norton, Mass. – died at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.