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Man dies after being hit by train in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Police are investigating after a man died from being hit by a train on August 21.

Around 11:27 p.m., officers responded to the scene and found an adult male, identified as 55-year-old Rodney C. Perkins, deceased on the railroad tracks. They said his injuries were consistent with an impact from a train.

Police said there were no witnesses to the incident and that the Norfolk Southern train continued the journey.

The conductor was unaware the train struck anyone, according to police.

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