Man hit by train and killed

By Haley Burton

Man hit by train and killed

October 17, 2013 Updated Oct 17, 2013 at 8:00 AM EDT

Elmira, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A man was killed after being struck by a train Wednesday afternoon.

Around 4:56 p.m., the Elmira Police Department responded to the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks the area of East Miller Street.

A male victim had been hit by the train and was pronounced dead.

The identity of the victim is not being released at this time pending identification procedures, according to police.

No foul play is suspected. Witnesses interviewed at the scene indicate this incident to be an accident.

The Elmira Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Elmira Fire Department, Chemung County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police, Southport Fire Department and Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Elmira Police said no additional information is being released at this time.

The police department reminds citizens that the railroad is private property and is not intended or appropriate for pedestrian traffic. Violators can be subject to arrest.

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