Mason County man identified as victim in fatal Wood County rail accident

Published: Dec. 14, 2019 at 5:04 PM EST
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UPDATE: 12/16/19 4:15 P.M.

A Mason County man has been identified as the man killed Saturday in an accident involving a CSX train.

Curtis C. McConihay, 32, of Southside, W.Va., was killed when the train derailed about 4 p.m. near DuPont Road in southern Wood County, the Wood County Sheriff's Office said Monday afternoon.

CSX released a statement on Saturday saying it was investigating the incident, but no other details have been released.

The National Transportation Safety Board and federal rail authorities are also said to be conducting an investigation.

Update: 12/15/2019

A person struck and killed by a train late Saturday afternoon is identified as an employee of CSX Transportation, according to a statement from the company.

"A CSX employee was fatally injured following an incident involving a train today near Parkersburg, WV. CSX extends our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of the individual. The incident is currently under investigation."

The individual was not identified.


A person is struck by a train along the railroad tracks near DuPont Road late Saturday afternoon.

Few details are known about the incident, which happened shortly before 4:00 p.m.

Wood County sheriff's deputies and the Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene. A sheriff's deputy told us CSX Railroad is handling the investigation, since the accident happened on its property.

We have reached out to CSX for information on the accident.

WTAP has not officially confirmed that this incident has resulted in the death of the individual struck. We will have more information as details become available to us.

Chemours issued a statement saying,

"Chemours expresses our deepest sympathy to the family and co-workers of the individual who was killed in a tragic railroad accident near Washington Works late this afternoon".

Stay with WTAP for the latest.