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One person is dead and another is injured in accident involving a train

One woman is dead and a man is seriously injured following an accident involving a train in Harlan County.

Knox County Detention Center officials say a CSX train was traveling toward Evarts when it hit two people who were on the tracks.

It happened in front of the detention center on Highway 38.

Officials say the woman died on impact, but the man had to be removed from underneath the train.

Jail staff, sheriff's department officials and jail inmates on work release assisted at the scene.

A medical helicopter was called, but was delayed due to weather.

The man was treated by EMT's and eventually flown to the hospital.

His condition is not known.


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