- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Burlington police say a pedestrian is dead after being struck by an Amtrak train.

A statement from police says emergency personnel responded to a call on Tuesday and found the body of a man near the tracks.

Amtrak personnel reported seeing the victim walking from one side of the tracks just prior to the accident. The northbound train was approaching the Burlington station at the time of the accident.

Police identified the victim as 25-year-old Franklin D. Gwynn of Burlington.

Last Thursday, two teenagers were killed when they were struck by an Amtrak train as they walked on the tracks south of the Selma-Smithfield station.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide