UPDATE: State police believe a woman was accidentally struck and killed by a train Monday evening on Mt. Athos Road in Campbell County. 48-year-old Lisa Tanner was struck while walking on the edge of the tracks near the Norfolk-Southern Six Mile Bridge along the James River. The train’s emergency whistle had been blown several times to alert Tanner and the train had slowed prior to Tanner being struck. At this time, the incident is being investigated as an accidental death.
Earlier: There’s been another train-related fatality in our area. State police say just after 8 o’clock last night, a 48-year-old woman was struck and killed by a train at Mt. Athos Road in Campbell County. Police say it happened on tracks near the Norfolk-Southern Six Mile Bridge along the James River. She died at the scene. Sunday morning, a man was killed after he fell from the Riverside Park trestle between Lynchburg and Amherst County while a train passed overhead.