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Man struck, killed by train near Mebane

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ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — The body of a man was found after he was struck and killed by an Amtrak train about a mile east of Mebane on Sunday morning.

Officials said it happened as the unidentified man was walking on the tracks in the 200 block of Buckhorn Road in Orange County around 9:30 a.m.

Burlington Times-News reported that the Carolinian train was headed from Charlotte to New York with 118 passengers on board.

The identity of the victim was not released, but the body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office in Raleigh.

No other injuries were reported. It was reported that the train was delayed about three hours, but was back online about 12:25 p.m. Sunday.

Source: Burlington Times-News


  • Doug

    My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends of the victim. I do have one question… if this was posted at 12:20 pm on Sunday the 17th how is it that the article says the incident happened on Monday which would be the 18th? Proofreading is of the utmost importance especially when it concerns the death of one of our friends/neighbors.

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