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Deputies: Geneva man possibly struck by train near Whites Point

On Friday around 10:20 a.m. deputies were called to the report of a person having been struck by a train at Whites Point in Geneva.

Investigators determined that a male, identified as Thomas Riley, 91, of Geneva was injured when a Norfolk Southern train passed by. At this point it is unknown if he was struck or fell due to other circumstances, deputies said in a press release.

The engineer of the train was identified as Herman Brown, 55, of Pennsylvania. The conductor of the train was identified as Wayne Randolph, 43, of Pennsylvania.

Both stated that they were heading north and came upon Riley who was sweeping a wooden walkway next to the tracks. Brown told deputies that he blew the horn multiple times and Riley waived them by. As they passed, Riley went to the ground, which Randolph witnessed in the train’s mirror.

The train was stopped so Randlph could check on Riley. He suffered several broken ribs, a head injury, and some internal bleeding.

Additional information was not immediately available, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.


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