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Fatal Train Accident In New Kent

A Newport News Waterworks employee was killed Friday morning after his pick-up truck was hit by an Amtrak train in New Kent County.

Amtrak officials tell 8News that 122 passengers were on board the train at the time of the accident which occurred around 11:13am. There were no injuries to the crew or passengers on board the train. The train suffered air damage and mechanics are trying to fix the train.

All train passengers have been off-loaded onto charter buses.

The victim died at the scene.

The accident occurred near the corner of Outpost Road and State Route 649, Rockahock Road.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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Statement from Newport News Waterworks:

The entire Newport News Waterworks family is grieving the loss of one of our employees today. We are unable at this time to release the name or provide any information on the details of the situation. We can confirm that the employee was killed in a vehicular accident involving a train in Lanexa, a community in New Kent County.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the family, and we ask that you keep the family and friends of our employee in your thoughts and prayers.

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