Charles Hollowell ID'd as pedestrian struck by train

A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a train. (Photo WJLA)

A Spotsylvania man was killed when he was struck by a train Wednesday.

Charles Hollowell, 74, was crossing the tracks at a bend in the tracks, unaware of the approaching train. The Engineer sounded his horn and applied the emergency brakes before striking him.

It happened around 4 p.m. north of the grade crossing on Mine Rd. in Spotsylvania County.

The train was headed from Boston to Newport.

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