Person hit by train, killed in Greensboro

FOX8/Nelson Kepley

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Greensboro Friday morning, according to Capt. Nathaniel Davis with the Greensboro Police Department.

The person was found deceased as a result of multiple injuries.

Police are working to properly identify the person and notify the next of kin.

Police said they believe the adult was walking west on the train tracks and an Amtrak train was traveling west on the same tracks. The person who was struck was apparently walking over the Highway 29 overpass when they were struck.

Norfolk Southern staff and personnel are assisting Greensboro police in the investigation.

There are no reports of injured passengers on the Amtrak train.

Captain Davis said police are trying to promote railroad safety for people walking in the area. Officers will continue to patrol the area reminding people to practice safety around the railroad tracks.

“We’ve worked several of these scenes the last couple of years where people have been struck walking on the tracks and we try to make sure that we promote railroad safety for people that are walking in the area,” Davis said. “We’ll continue to do so. We’ll have officers in the area…that will…reassure people…that you know, you need to practice safety…whether you’re walking or traveling in the area of the tracks.”