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Upstate couple killed by train in apparent double suicide

TOWN OF VERONA  - A husband and wife were killed by a freight train Sunday afternoon in Oneida County.   CSX Railroad reported a freight train had struck and killed two pedestrians shortly before 1:30 p.m. at the crossing intersection with Fox Road. 

Investigation has revealed Earl Myatt and his spouse, Mary Myatt, both 59, were standing in the path of an eastbound CSX freight train where the two were struck. 

The couple were the subject of a missing persons report out of the City of Oneida.  Bradford Myatt contacted police after his father contacted him stating "that he was sorry for what he was about to do" before ending the call.  

Mary Myatt was of diminished mental and physical capacity due to a brain aneurism for which she was recovering at the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility.  A suicide note was found in Mr. Myatt's vehicle near the scene. 

CSX Railroad personnel responded to assist with the investigation which is continuing.