Charles Hollowell of Spotsylvania, Va.,identified in fatal train accident

9:50 PM, Oct 19, 2012   |    comments
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SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (WUSA) -  The victim of an October 17 train accident has been identified, according to the Virginia Medical Examiners Office.

Charles Hollowell, 74, of Spotsylvania, was struck by a train at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday on the tracks 300 yards north of the grade crossing on Mine Road.

Investigators have determined that Hollowell was crossing at a bend in the tracks and was unaware of the approaching train.

The train's engineer was able to sound his horn and apply the train's emergency brakes before striking the victim.

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