Authorities ID man hit by train in Danville
DANVILLE - Authorities said a 21-year-old man who was struck and killed by an excursion train traveling through the borough Saturday died of neck trauma.
Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn said Chad Yerby, 21, of Virginia Beach, Va., was killed shortly after 10 a.m. when an excursion train, acting as part of the weekend-long Iron Heritage Festival, crushed his neck.
Lynn said Yerby had no drugs or drug paraphernalia on him at the time of his death and he did not leave a note.
According to online information on Virginia Beach General District Court's website, Yerby was arrested May 2 and charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. He was released on an unspecified bond amount May 9.
Yerby failed to attend a subsequent hearing, which was scheduled for 4 p.m. June 30, and was listed as a fugitive.
According to other reports, on the morning he died, the man had been seen lying on asphalt behind the Alpine Animal Clinic and near the train tracks. He was believed to have been homeless.