GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was struck and killed by a train in Greensboro Thursday morning.
The incident happened around 9:14 a.m. in the 4700 block of Hilltop Street.
Police say the Norfolk Southern freight train carrying containers was traveling northbound and approaching the intersection when a man walked out onto the tracks.
A witness said the man went around the railroad crossing bar and stepped out onto the tracks in front of the train.
The conductor tried to employ the emergency brake, but was not able to stop in time.
The man died at the scene.
The man’s identity is not being released pending notification of his family.
Hilltop Road is closed in both directions from Fairfax Road to Stanley Road.
Motorists are urged to avoid the area and to use alternate routes.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the keyword badboyz. All calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.