Police identify Bristol, VA teen struck, killed by train in Abingdon

Crews on scene in Abingdon, Va. after police say a pedestrian was hit by a train.

ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) –  A teenage pedestrian was killed after being hit by a train in Abingdon The incident happened at the Trigg Street Crossing around 8 p.m. Sunday, according to police.

Police confirmed on Monday morning, the victim is a 17-year-old from Bristol, VA. On Thursday, Abingdon police confirmed the name of the young man who was killed to be Porter Harper.

According to witness counts to police, the teen was struck by the train about 100 feet from the designated grade crossing.

Abingdon police report officers searched the area and found the victim the railroad tracks, about  200 feet west of the crossing.

The incident is still under investigation by Norfolk Southern Railway Company.

Norfolk Southern Railway Company opened the rail crossings at 2:00 AM at Trigg Street and Deadmore Street.

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