Update: Train accident victim identified

By Yvette Yeon - bio | email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Police have identified the man who was hit and killed by a train Saturday afternoon.

Police say 25-year-old Aubrey A. Weese was talking along the tracks when he was hit by an Amtrak train carrying more than 250 passengers.

It happened in Chesterfield County, near the Chippenham Parkway and the Strathmore Road exit.

Police say no one but the train's engineer saw what happened.

Police first got the call just before 3:00 p.m.

It took about 45 minutes before authorities found the Weese's body.

"The condition of body indicate he was probably carried some distance on front of the train before he was thrown clear," said Chesterfield Police Lt. Matt Botset.

The body was found 300 yards from the tracks.

Lt. Botset said they have reason to believe Weese couldn't hear the train's horn moments before it hit him.

"There's some indication there may have been some headphones being utilized by the individual so he may not have heard the warning signals given by the train," he said.

Botset said Weese shouldn't have been on the tracks in the first place.

"It's against the law to walk on the railroad tracks, it's considered trespassing so we caution people from doing that to begin with," he said.

The train and its 260 passengers was stuck in Chesterfield County for a short time before they resumed their north bound trip.

"No one was injured on the train everybody is fine there," he said.

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