2 teens killed in NC train accident identified

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Source: (WTVD)

SMITHFIELD, N.C. — Smithfield police are trying to determine why two teenage boys were on railroad tracks when they were hit and killed by an Amtrak train.

The accident happened just before 2 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Shelter Way and North Brightleaf Boulevard near downtown Smithfield.

The victims were identified as 17-year-old Robert Naughton and 18-year-old Alan Peedin, both of Selma. Both attended Smithfield-Selma High School.

An Amtrak spokesperson said the train was on its daily route from Savannah to New York when the accident happened. Ninety-four people were on board and they remained on board for more than two hours until police cleared the scene.

Read more: WTVD

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