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Augusta County man killed in accident involving train

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An Augusta County man died when the skid steer he was driving across railroad tracks was struck by a northbound Norfolk-Southern train.

The accident, at a railroad crossing on Haywood Drive in the Crimora area, was reported at 2:43 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Virginia State Police

The operator of the skid steer, Jeffery S. East, 50, of Crimora, died at the scene.

No one on the train was injured.

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