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Johnson City police: Man waved to engineer, conductor before being killed by train

June 25th, 2013 7:46 am by SUE GUINN LEGG, NET News Service

Johnson City police: Man waved to engineer, conductor before being killed by train

Recent booking photo of Lavern Alan Wampler.

A man killed by a train near West Market Street was sitting near the tracks and waved to the engineer before he was struck.

Larvern Wampler, 50, was killed on the CSX Railroad tracks near the Johnson City Washington County Boys and Girls Club just after 10 p.m. Saturday.

Johnson City Police Department Investigator Justin Adams said the engineer and conductor of the northbound train saw Wampler sitting in the gravel adjacent to the tracks about 500 feet from West Market.

The engineer sounded the train’s horn and Wampler turned toward the train, raised his hand and waved, Adams said. 

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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