Man killed in a train accident

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

One young man is dead after a train accident in Whitley County on Saturday.

A tragic accident near the Williamsburg Main Street Railroad Crossing ended in the death of 21-year-old Steven Gabriel Dizney.

"This is the first accidental train accident we've had in awhile," said Whitley County Chief Deputy Coroner Jerry Croley.

Dizney was pronounced dead on the scene.

It happened Saturday evening at about five o'clock. Dizney was on the tracks.

The chief deputy coroner says Dizney lived less than 200 yards from the tracks.

"He lived real close to the tracks there, and he had been going and coming to town to maybe go to the library or get some CDs or something," said Chief Deputy Coroner Croley.

The chief deputy coroner says a small iPod that was still on was found near the tracks.

"There was a good possibility that he was listening to music. The young kids like to listen to a lot of music," said Chief Deputy Coroner Croley.

The chief deputy coroner says a lot of trains come through that area and that this is an unfortunate accident.

"That's what we're investigating it as of now. As an accident but we're still going over other details. We'll know more when we receive the tape from the CSX railroad," said Chief Deputy Coroner Croley.

Dizney was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.

Williamsburg police officials were on the scene for more than five hours.

The department is not releasing any information at this time.

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