(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) — A train struck a young couple who entered a trestle near Lynchburg, Virginia, killing one and injuring the other, police said.
Lynchburg Police said the incident happened along the trestle behind Riverside Park. It’s not clear how the pair got onto the trestle at about 4:20 p.m. Saturday.
Police identified the victims as Victoria Bridges, 21, of Newport News, Virginia, who was airlifted from the scene to Lynchburg General Hospital with unspecified injuries, and Jonathan Gregoire, 21, of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Central Lynchburg General Hospital spokesperson confirmed to ABC News that they do have the airlifted patient and she is in stable condition and talking with family members.
“There were three people that we could see, one beside the tracks, two out on the tracks. As soon as I got there, it was too late. Then I heard a thump. One of them, looked like a girl, jumped. And I heard the one thump, I’m pretty sure the girl jumped and I might have hit the guy, I’m thinking,” the train driver told dispatch, according to Brodcastify.com.
Foul play is not suspected in the incident, which remains under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
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