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Death On Railroad Tracks Ruled Accidental

September 7, 2018

AVOCA — The death of a man hit by a train early Thursday has been ruled accidental, according to the Luzerne County coroner’s Office.

John Miles, 27, Moosic, was killed when a train hit him around 7 a.m. near the railroad crossing on York Avenue. Miles was pronounced dead from multiple traumatic injuries at the scene around 7:45 a.m.

Luzerne County Chief Deputy Coroner Dan Hughes said Miles had been on the tracks about 100 yards from the crossing when he was hit, and that it wasn’t clear why he was on the tracks.

Miles had been alone at the time and there was no note, so the death was ruled accidental, Hughes said.

— JAMES HALPIN

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