ORANGE, Va. (WVIR) - Police are investigating an accident in the town of Orange between a pedestrian and a train.

According to Virginia State Police, the accident happened near the intersection of May Fray Avenue and Barbour Street around 6:10 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

A Norfolk Southern train was traveling south when it struck 63-year-old Ronald E. Snead, who was crossing the railroad tracks.

Snead was transported by helicopter to the University of Virginia Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He is currently listed in critical conditions.

The train was stopped until about 8 p.m. while police investigated the incident.

The incident remains under investigation.


03/14/2019 Release from Virginia State Police:

Virginia State Police Trooper F.W. Stanley responded to a pedestrian being struck by a train in the town of Orange. The incident occurred March 14, 2019 at 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of May Fray Avenue and Barbour Street.

A Norfolk Southern train was traveling south when it struck a pedestrian who was crossing the railroad tracks. The pedestrian was traveling east.

The pedestrian, Ronald E. Snead, 63, of Orange, Va., was flown to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville with life-threatening injuries.

The Norfolk Southern train remained on scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

Virginia State Police was assisted by the Orange Police Department and Orange County Fire and Rescue Department.