LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — A person was hit and killed by a train in Lexington, according to a Lexington Police Department news release.

At 7:56 a.m. Friday, Carolinian Train 80 was heading from Charlotte to New York when it hit a person on the tracks north of Salisbury, Amtrak says.


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Amtrak says no customers or crew members were injured.

Police say William Bess, 48, of Lexington, was struck and killed by the Amtrak train.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the
LPD at (336) 243-3302 or Lexington Area Crime Stoppers at (336) 243-2400.

“Amtrak is working with local law enforcement to investigate the incident,” the company said.

The full statement from Amtrak is included below.

Today, Amtrak train 80 was traveling from Charlotte to New York at approximately 7:56 a.m. when an individual who was trespassing on the track came into contact with the train. The incident happened in Lexington. There have been no reported injuries to the customers or crew members onboard. Amtrak is working with local law enforcement to investigate the incident. The Lexington Police Department is investigating.