‘Trespasser’ struck, killed by train in Elon

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ELON, N.C. — An Amtrak train struck and killed a male pedestrian in Elon on Tuesday afternoon.

Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods confirmed a person was struck and killed by Amtrak train 74 “The Piedmont” at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday.

Elon police identified the man as 22-year-old Malcolm Carnelius Sims.

The fatality happened near Cook Road. Amtrak described Sims as a “trespasser.”

The train came to a stop near the Ball Park neighborhood. Gibsonville and Elon police are on the scene.

That train left Charlotte earlier today en route to Raleigh.


    • Dorian Beckham

      Steve vogul I wish I could hear you say that so I could break your f*cking jaw. This is family, blood, a human being. Not some criminal trespassing out of cruel intent, but instead a young man maybe taking a shortcut home. Ever think about that? You ignorant piece of sh*t, god forbid anyone bad mouth one of your family members the same day they lost their life. Karma will eat you alive.

    • t

      Steve, Yep. I hate all the grammar and writing errors from Fox8. They exist in more articles than not.

    • Rachel

      Shut your trap, FaithC and Steve! Faith, you should just be banned frcommenting anything bc anything u post is bogus and out of line. Trespasser or not, this was someone’s family member. It’s a shame the lack of compassion some of u ppl show until it happens to you or someone u know!

  • Zombiekiller

    Train vs pedestrian. The winner will always be the same. Except that one kid who got paid from getting kicked in the head by that conductor. Youtube money!

  • J

    You should stop and think before you post things. It don’t matter if he was trespassing or not, it is a sad tragedy. That was my nephew and he is someone child. We all have broken the law at some point in our lives. Just think about that when you are speeding.

    I am going to leave you with this Steve my God bless you and your family.

  • Krystal

    The young man who tragically lost his life was just walking. Yes he may has been trespassing but it doesn’t give grown adults the right to act like fools. My mother was his neighbor. She actually saw him not 10 minutes before it happened. He was walking down the street. He didn’t hear the train. He had his headphones in. I want everyone to remember, everything happens for a reason. God puts each and every one of us on this earth for as long as he wants us here. Just remember that.

  • anom

    It is very sad, but dont people realize the dangers. This keeping plugs in your ears all the time, texting, selfies the list of senseless distractons go on. I’m glad I’m a little older and I dont use all these new technologies.

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