One dead, another injured after Amtrak train hits car in Cary

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CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A woman was killed and her boyfriend injured when an Amtrak train collided with their car in Cary Thursday morning.

It happened just after 11 a.m. on SW Maynard Road, between Old Apex Road and W. Chatham Street.

Police said witnesses told them 24-year-old Benny "Derrick" Dimery of Old Maxton Road in Laurinburg, N.C. drove around the stop arms on the Maynard Road railroad crossing seconds before the Mitsubishi Galant he was driving was hit.

Dimery was listed in critical condition Thursday afternoon. His girlfriend, 21-year-old Lauren Webb - also of Laurinburg - was killed in the crash.

No one on the Silver Star train #92 was hurt. About 291 people were on board.

A section of SW Maynard Road is closed near Old Apex Road. Traffic is currently being detoured.

Investigators said Dimery could face charges if he drove around the stop arms.

Source: WTVD


  • FaithC

    Amtrak trains are just not that long. It takes all of a minute or so for them to pass. I can’t believe people are so stupid as to drive around the arm.
    Maybe others who do this will read this article and not do it in the future. Sad, but could have been prevented.

  • matthew

    And this is how you get rid of stupid people at rr crossings. Sad that people cant wait for a train to pass and would rather gamble with life. What a sad sick impatient world we live in

  • concerned

    Before you post, think about the family of both of these individuals.
    If you were the family, would you like to read your post?

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