Suffolk man charged for abandoning ATV on train tracks

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 20, 2004

Staff Report

A Suffolk man is being blamed for causing a train accident around 8 p.m. Thursday.

Jason Winslow, 23, of Turlington Road is being charged with trespassing on railroad property after a train struck his four-wheel ATV on the tracks in the 500 block of Kenyon Road, said Sgt. Michael McKenzie, spokesman for the Suffolk Police Department.

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Winslow was not at the scene of the incident. However, emergency crews, unaware if the driver had been hit, spent nearly an hour searching the area around the tracks.

The four-wheeler was stuck under the train, said

McKenzie. &uot;They found no indication of anyone having been injured,&uot; he added

Police filed the charge against Winslow later Thursday.

Additional information on the incident was not available on Friday.