Fayette County Man Dies After Being Hit By Train


FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – One person has died after being hit by a train across the river of the New River Camp ground.

According to Fayette County Dispatch, they received a call at 5:35 p.m., Sunday evening after a person was hit by a train near the Gauley Bridge.

Sheriff Mike Fridley has confirmed, the male 42-Year-Old Joseph Wayne Underwood of Gauley Bridge was officially pronounced dead by the medical staff at Montgomery General Hospital.

Members of the Gauley Bridge Fire Department along with Jan-Care Ambulance responded and had to use a boat to cross the New River to reach the victim in an attempt to revive him, but the efforts were unsuccessful. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590. The incident remains under investigation by Deputy K.D. Spears of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

WOAY will continue to update with the latest on this incident.


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