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Coroner identifies person found along railroad tracks in northern Ky.

Police say it did not appear that individual had been struck by a train
(Source: WAFF)
Updated: Jul. 30, 2019 at 12:18 PM EDT
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VILLA HILLS, Ky. (FOX19) - The Kenton County Coroner has identified an individual that was found along railroad tracks in Villa Hills Monday.

Police say the person was found near the 7.75 mile marker of the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks in the area of Western Reserve and Anderson roads.

Officers say the person was on the gravel section of the tracks and pronounced dead at the scene. They said it did not appear that individual had been struck by a train.

A preliminary investigation indicates the person suffered a catastrophic medical event and collapsed, according to police.

The Kenton County Coroner says the victim is Rusty Newcomb, 40, of Florence.

Authorities say the person was related to two separate previous hit-and-run vehicle collisions that occurred in Covington and Erlanger. It does not appear that the collisions caused any trauma or injury that would result in a fatality.

The investigation is ongoing.

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