Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Burlington identified


BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are investigating after an adult male pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Burlington on Thursday.

The man was identified late Thursday night as Justin Lamar Swanson, 27, of Burlington.

The Northern Piedmont Amtrak train carrying 69 passengers was headed to Raleigh. The train came to a stop near the intersection of GIlliam Road and Park Avenue Ext.

The train crew reported the incident at 2:03 p.m. The train resumed its trip to Raleigh at 3:39 p.m.

On May 20, a “trespasser” was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near Cook Road in Elon.


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