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Results from toxicology sought in train probe

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Putnam County Sheriff Steven Deweese said his department has requested results from toxicology tests as it investigates a fatal accident early Sunday on a railroad in Scott Depot, W.Va.

The incident, just before 3 a.m. Sunday, killed Tyler Kincaid, 20. Deweese said the westbound conductor attempted to stop the train and alert the pedestrian, but those efforts did not succeed as Kincaid responded neither to the train's horn nor its screeching brakes.

Deweese said deputies believe Kincaid had spent time nearby with friends prior to the incident, which occurred between Hedrick and Joyce roads. He said interviews with those people are pending.

Kincaid played baseball for the Yellow Jackets at West Virginia State University.



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