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Man Struck By Train In Butler County Identified

July 9, 2013

The man who was hit by a train in Butler County on Tuesday morning has been identified as 24 year-old Chad Elder, from Butler.

The accident occurred shortly after 5:00 AM Tuesday morning on railroad tracks along Meridian Road in Penn Township.  Officials believe that Elder was sleeping on the tracks.  The train’s conductor said he took all steps necessary to stop the train, but could not do so in time to avoid hitting Elder.

The victim was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital, and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

An investigation continues.

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