BRIEF: Pedestrian killed by train in Burlington
Feb 23, 2013 (News & Record - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Updated 10:30 p.m.
BURLINGTON -- An Amtrak train hit and killed an unidentified man in Burlington Friday night.
The man was sitting on the tracks about 7:30 p.m., when the eastbound train approached, Burlington police said. The man got to his feet, but was unable to avoid the train.
The train, which was headed to Raleigh with 182 passengers, was unable to stop and struck the man near Fisher Street and West Webb Avenue.
The man died at the scene, police said.
No one on the train was injured. The train resumed its trip about 9 p.m.
Police said it would be up to the state Medical Examiner's Office to decide whether it would conduct an autopsy on the body.
BURLINGTON -- A train struck a pedestrian in Burlington Friday evening.
Emergency personnel responded about 7:30 p.m. to the intersection of Fisher Street and West Webb Avenue, where a train reportedly struck a pedestrian.
Dispatchers said police and firefighters were on the scene. The condition of the pedestrian was not clear Friday night. It was unknown if the pedestrian was a male or female.
Check back with news-record.com for updates.
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