Person killed when she falls from CSX freight train

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STONY POINT – One of four people who apparently jumped onto a CSX freight train in the Highland Falls area shortly before noon on Wednesday, fell off the moving train and was located dead in the Tompkins Cove area, a railroad spokesperson said.

Train traffic was stopped near the area of River Road and Old Route 9W in the Tompkins Cove area for local police to investigate. “Police confirmed that four persons were located and one was fatally injured,” the railroad official said.

“CSX reminds the public that being on railroad property or riding on rail equipment is criminal trespassing, which is both illegal and very dangerous,” the railroad spokesperson said.