Man dies after falling from railroad trestle at Lynchburg’s Riverside Park Sunday morning

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UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: WFXR News’ Amanda Lee has been looking into this through the day and has found a list of all recent close calls and deaths that took place on the railroad trestle where a man died after falling from it.

The list, compiled by Rick Johnson, shows all of the incidents, a total of 20 — not including Sunday’s incident.

The latest incident took place in September 2015 when a 35-year-old Lynchburg man fell off the bridge as two locomotives, seven cars, and a caboose were being pushed northbound.

View the full list, courtesy of Lynchburg News and Advance archives, below.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Police in Lynchburg are investigating after a man fell to his death from the railroad trestle Sunday morning at Riverside Park.

A no trespassing sign near the scene of the incident in Lynchburg.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, officers and first responders were dispatched to to the scene after the report came in on Sunday, April 25.

Police and crews with the Lynchburg Fire Department attempted life-saving measures, but they were unsuccessful.

Authorities say woman who was also on the train trestle was examined by medics on-scene and was released.

The identity of the man who died will be released pending family notification.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information surrounding this incident, you are asked to call Detective Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900.

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