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Fatal Train Accident Update

Elk County coroner Michelle Muccio-Krise has identified the victim of Friday’s fatal train versus pedestrian incident in Ridgway.

The coroner’s office says 41-year-old Steven Gnan, of Ridgway, was struck by a train, operated by Genesee and Wyoming Northern Regional Railroad, around 4:25 p.m. Friday.

Investigators say the train was traveling westbound through Ridgway, at approximately 30 mph, when it struck Mr. Gnan.

Authorities say he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Elk County Deputy Coroner.

Muccio-Krise says Gnan died as a result of massive blunt force trauma.

The manner of his death is still under investigation by the Elk County coroner’s office and Ridgway police.

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