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UPDATE: Two people hit by a train in Washington Co. identified

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The Washington County Coroner's has identified two people hit by an Amtrak train early Wednesday morning.

28-year-old Curtis Braswell of Marble Hill, Missouri and 21-year-old Della Blewett of Mt. Vernon were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner's office says it appears both were in the railroad tracks just south of the Main Street crossing in Richview when they were struck by a southbound Amtrak train.

It's unclear why they were near the train tracks but alcohol does appear to be a factor.

The Washington County Coroner's office is asking for the public's help in identifying two people hit by an Amtrak train early Wednesday morning.

The coroner's office was dispatched to Richview at around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday for 2 people which had been struck by an Amtrak train. Neither person had any identification nor identifiable tattoos.

The female appears to be in her late teens to early twenties with very long brown hair.

The male appears to be in his twenties or thirties with dark hair.

If you have a family member or friend who is unaccounted for right now, and possibly matches these descriptions, contact the Washington County Sheriff's office at (618) 327-8776.

As a news producer and news anchor on All Things Considered, Brad provides the listeners with a recap of the day's top local and state news as well as breaking news at any given time. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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