MARTINSBURG – Police here are investigating the death of Amadou Mounliom, the 19-year-old Ranson man who lost both legs when a train struck him in July.
Mounliom’s parents, who live in Ranson, learned of their son’s death early Tuesday, according to a family friend.
He was found dead in Martinsburg, according to city police there, who would provide no additional information.
His body was sent to the West Virginia's Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston for an autopsy, the family friend said.
Mounliom had been severely injured on July 13 when a freight train struck him on the Norfolk-Southern Railroad railroad tracks, according to police and emergency medical officials.
That incident occurred in the vicinity of West Fifth Avenue and McDonald Street in Ranson.
Martinsburg City Police would not comment on the circumstances of his death or where or when his body was discovered.
Born in Cameroon, Mounliom grew up in Jefferson County and was living with his parents. He was taking physical therapy to fully recover from the train accident. In addition to his parents, he had two sisters and a brother, according to the family friend.
Mounliom was a popular student at Jefferson High and was involved in sports.
He held a school track record at Wildwood Middle School when he was part of a hurdle relay event in 2014.