Harpers Ferry train victim identified

HARPERS FERRY – The Harpers Ferry Police Department has identified the man who was killed after being hit by a train last night.

Paul R. Cavalier, 78, Summit Point, was struck by a train at approximately 7:20 p.m. last night after he stepped onto the tracks near the train station at 112 Potomac Street.

“It appears from all information obtained at this time that the victim stepped in front of the approaching northbound train and did not notice the approaching train warning devices,” wrote Chief J.D. Brown in a press release.

Cavalier was pronounced dead at the scene by the medical examiner.

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