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Man dies after being struck by train

By Greg Bird

A Pine Knot man passed away Thursday after the vehicle he was driving collided with a southbound Norfolk Southern train in Strunk.
According to the Kentucky State Police Donald L. Neal, 61, of Pine Knot was driving a 1989 Chevy pickup eastbound on Thompson Tapley Road around 12:15 p.m. when his vehicle collided with the train.
Neal was transported by McCreary County EMS to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Troopers Shaler Jones and Craig Reed are conducting the investigation in to the incident.
There are no crossing guards or warning lights at the intersection.

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