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UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after hit train in Kanawha City

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UPDATE 5:50 pm 1/26/18

Police are continuing to investigate after a woman was struck and killed by a train in Kanawha City Friday afternoon.

Charleston police have identified the victim as Leoda Harris, 55, of Charleston, WCHS Reports

A release from the Charleston Police Department said when crews responded they found Harris’ body lying on the gravel beside the railroad tracks in the 6600 block of Chesterfield Avenue just after 1 p.m. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.


One person is dead after they were hit by a train Friday afternoon in Kanawha City.

The individual was hit near the Chesterfield Avenue and MacCorkle Avenue intersection, WCHS Reports.

This is a developing story that will be updated as information become available. Eyewitness News has a crew at the scene.

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Tyler grew up in the foothills of North Carolina, in a one stop light town named Boonville, NC and was promoted to Chief Meteorologist where you can find him weekdays at 5, 6, and 11 pm on WOAY-TV.


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