9/5 11:30AM UPDATE: The Chemung County Sheriff's Office says the victim of the train accident has been positively identified as Raymond W. Johns, III, 38, of Breesport.

Johns was identified by family members, after seeing photos and information shared in a Facebook post by the Sheriff's office. Family told authorities they last saw Johns approximately one week ago, wearing some of the same items described in the Facebook post.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine Johns' exact cause of death. 

9/4 8:45PM UPDATE: The Chemung County Sheriff's department has identified the male victim hit by a train near the Lowman Crossover.

We will update you on the victim's identity once law enforcement releases more information in the next 24 hours.


CHEMUNG CO., N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office reported a white male, approximately six feet tall, was struck and killed in a train accident, Sunday morning, in the Village of Wellsburg, N.Y.  

The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office said, around 3:08 a.m., deputies were sent to the area of Lowman Crossover near Front Street. It was reported that an individual was struck by a Norfolk Southern train. The train conductor reported the collision.  

Deputies located the individual, about 200 yards east of the crossover. It was determined that the man was deceased and noted that there was no identification on or near his body.  

The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office described the male as white, approximately six feet tall, approximately 150 pounds, dark haired, bearded and appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s.  

He was wearing a green sweatshirt, white pants, a dark green John Deere ballcap and white New Balance sneakers with a size of 12-13. The male has a koi fish tattoo on his left arm (bicep/shoulder area) which appears to have covered a “bandage” tattoo. He also has a scar on the left side of his chest. He was in possession of a Sheffield folding utility knife with a brown wooden handle and a Bic lighter, as well.  

Anyone who may have any information on the identity of the person is asked to contact the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (607-737-2933) or the Communication Center at 607-735-8600.