Person hit, killed by train near East Market Street in Greensboro identified

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police have released the identity of the person hit and killed by a train Sunday night.

Around 9:15 p.m., police responded to a report of a person being hit by a train on the railroad tracks that run parallel to East Market Street between Holts Chapel Road and Pine Street.

On Monday, police said the victim was identified as Cedrich Jovan Stokes, 39, of Greensboro.

Stokes' life-long friend, Anthony Hayes, made a point to visit the railroad tracks where Stokes lost his life to pay his respects.

"Unbelievable, unbelievable, like all my worst thoughts. I couldn't process my day because it's close to home," Hayes said.

Hayes says his friend was known as a comedian in the community and guaranteed to be making somebody laugh.

"Keep them coming, keep them coming. I tell him that every day, keep the jokes coming Ced. You inspire me every morning man. I'm going to miss him," Hayes said.

There is no word on why Stokes was on the tracks. Police are still investigating.

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