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UPDATE: Princeton man killed after being hit by train

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KEGLEY (WVVA) – Norfolk Southern officials have confirmed that a man struck by a train early Monday morning has died.

The victim has been identified by the Mercer County Sheriff's Department as 44-year-old Delmar Eugene Chambers Jr. of Princeton.

The incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. Monday near Route 19 in the Kegley area.

NS officials say the engineer of an empty coal train spotted the man sitting on the tracks ahead of the train. The horn was blown and brakes were applied, but the man did not move from the tracks.

The man was transported to Princeton Community Hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

Norfolk Southern Railroad Police, Mercer County Sheriff's Office and Princeton Rescue all responded to the scene.

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