Pedestrian struck, killed by Amtrak train in Burlington identified

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Authorities said a pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Burlington on Friday evening.

Officials said 50-year-old Glenn Edger Plester was sitting on the tracks just before he was hit.

Police said the train was traveling from Charlotte to Raleigh when it hit Plester around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of West Webb Avenue near Fisher Street, delaying the train by at least two hours.

None of the 182 passengers or crew members were injured. The train resumed service shortly after 9 p.m.

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