SUNBURY – An unidentified man walking along railroad tracks just south of Sunbury was hit and killed by a train Sunday afternoon. Northumberland County Communications tells us the incident was first reported just before 4 p.m. along Norfolk Southern railroad tracks in Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland County.
County communications says it was in the area of Route 147 and Brush Valley Road. Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley says the victim is believed to be in his 40s or 50s, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kelley says a tattoo on the victim’s upper back had the words, “White Boy.” Stonington state police say the victim was walking north in the middle of the tracks when he was struck. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the coroner via county communications at 570-988-4539.