A man died after a train struck him in Marmet, marking the fifth death at that location in recent years.
Kanawha Metro 911 dispatchers said Tony Canterbury, 45, recently of Chesapeake, was hit at 4 a.m. Sunday near 98th Street in Marmet.
Marmet Detective Paris Workman said officers are waiting on a report from the state Medical Examiner's office for more information.
Marmet police, the Kanawha Sheriff's Department and CSX are investigating.
There have been at least four other incidents in that area. According to previous reports, another man was struck by a train earlier this month.
A westbound CSX train, carrying dozens of empty coal cars, struck 53-year-old Anthony Dawkins of Chesapeake as he was walking along the tracks.
Angela Selbe also was hit and killed in that area in May 2011 when she was walking along the tracks to a family gathering to celebrate a birthday. Police said she was talking on the cell phone when the train struck her from behind.
Another man was hit and killed in the same area days later, according to newspaper archives. His name was not immediately available.
Johnny McCallister, 47, also was struck in that area in July 2012. A person at the scene tried to pull him from the tracks but was unable.
Workman said he doesn't know why the area has become so dangerous.
"I've been here a long time and I know four or five offhand in that area," he said. "I really don't know why."Workman said from now on, people caught on the railroad tracks in Marmet would be arrested.