RICHMOND, VA. (THECOUNT) — Joshua Michael Carter, of North Chesterfield, Virginia, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a train in Richmond early Sunday morning.

“Josh” Carter, 36, was killed after he was struck by a train in Richmond on Sunday, police say.


According to officials, Carter was on-foot in the area of 2500 Hopkins Road in Richmond, VA, when he was fatally struck by a passing train around 4 a.m. Sunday.

According to officials, officers responded to a call of a man down on the tracks near Hopkins Road. When police arrived, they found Carter, of 2601 Colony Village Ter, APT 301 – unresponsive near the tracks.

Carter was pronounced dead at the scene of massive blunt force trauma.

Amtrak detectives also responded and is assisting Richmond Police and CSX with the ongoing investigation, reports WRIC.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant W. Skinner at (804) 646-6670.


Geo quick facts: Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is among America’s oldest major cities. Patrick Henry, a U.S. Founding Father, famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death” at its St. John’s Church in 1775, leading to the Revolutionary War. The White House of the Confederacy, home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War, is now a museum in Court End, a neighborhood known for Federal-style mansions – wikipedia.

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