‘Trespasser’ struck, killed by train in Elon
ELON, N.C. — An Amtrak train struck and killed a male pedestrian in Elon on Tuesday afternoon.
Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods confirmed a person was struck and killed by Amtrak train 74 “The Piedmont” at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday.
Elon police identified the man as 22-year-old Malcolm Carnelius Sims.
The fatality happened near Cook Road. Amtrak described Sims as a “trespasser.”
The train came to a stop near the Ball Park neighborhood. Gibsonville and Elon police are on the scene.
That train left Charlotte earlier today en route to Raleigh.