| News

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

Victim fatally hit by train in Fayette County identified as Belle Vernon man

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 11:24 a.m.

A 39-year-old Belle Vernon man has been identified as the person who was killed early Saturday morning when he was hit by a freight train as he was lying down on railroad ties between the tracks near Fayette City, officials said.

The victim, Sandor Macz, was seen rising up from his prone position by personnel on an approaching CSX Corp. train, but the freight train was unable to stop before the train's undercarriage hit him, Fayette County Coroner Dr. Phillip E. Reilly said. The accident occurred in Washington Township during a time of heavy fog, Reilly said.

Macz died of blunt-force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, where authorities were summoned at 3:15 a.m.

The manner of death — whether it was accidental or suicide — has not been determined, Reilly said. The coroner said he has ruled out foul play.

Toxicology tests are pending, Reilly said.

Representatives at CSX's Jacksonville headquarters could not be reached on Sunday night.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Mt. Pleasant Township Lions Club to host all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast
  2. Latrobe infant found in filth, police say
  3. East Deer man chastised by Westmoreland judge, paroled, released
  4. Officials criticize West Newton code enforcement officer
  5. Fickle weather gives pumpkin growers in Pennsylvania fits
  6. Hempfield woman bounces back from serious car crash
  7. Westmoreland subsidy that helps finance Spirit Airlines draws scrutiny
  8. Greensburg mayor race features write-in hopeful vs. businessman
  9. Greensburg’s College Avenue apartments to be finished by December
  10. Man pleads guilty to assaulting girl, 14, in Westmoreland
  11. Fire damages home in Greensburg