TribLIVE

| Home


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Boy struck, killed by train in Beaver

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, 10:04 p.m.
 

A 12-year-old boy who was playing with friends near railroad tracks in Beaver on Friday evening was struck and killed when he darted out in front of an approaching train, according to authorities.

“A group of (four) kids were playing next to the rails as a train was approaching and it is my understanding that the engineer did sound his horn,” said Bill Pasquale, a Beaver County deputy coroner. “Unfortunately, at the last moment, one of the children tried to cross (the tracks) and was struck.”

Beaver County Coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi identified the victim as Joshua Nicol of Beaver.

The accident occurred at about 6:15 p.m. near East End Avenue, according to Beaver County 911.

The train had three locomotives and 120 freight cars loaded with coal, said Bob Sullivan, a spokesman for CSX. He said the train was traveling on CSX lines from Newell, Fayette County, to New Castle, Lawrence County.

Beaver County police declined comment saying the incident is still under investigation.

Tony LaRussa is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at tlarussa@tribweb.com or 412-320-7987.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Hit sends Penguins’ Letang to hospital
  2. Hundreds protest Indiana religious freedom law, say it’s discriminatory against gays
  3. Downie’s goal, fight spark Penguins to win over Coyotes
  4. Pitt notebook: Defense shows up in scrimmage
  5. Pirates notebook: Polanco’s power outburst a matter of timing
  6. Pa. trooper wounded in barracks ambush hopes to return to force
  7. MLB notebook: Tigers’ Verlander not worried about arm injury
  8. Shadyside laundry keeps movie garb stain-free
  9. Penguins notebook: Johnston stays with team despite mother’s death
  10. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust VP travels the globe to bring arts home
  11. Ross woman makes poetry of moments big and small