- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Norfolk Southern officials say five people were standing on railroad bridge in Forsyth County when a train came through, killing one person and critically injuring another.

Norfolk Southern spokeswoman Susan Terpay tells the Winston-Salem Journal (https://bit.ly/1TjDXSn) that four adults and a child were standing on a railroad bridge Saturday afternoon when a westbound Norfolk Southern train with three locomotives and 113 rail cars began to cross. She says the train’s crew put on emergency brakes, but it can take a loaded train up to a mile to stop.

The two other adults and the child got off the bridge over Salem Lake safely.

Officials say 51-year-old Karen Harlow was killed and 37-year-old Aleyn William Griswold was in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Both are from Greensboro.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, https://www.journalnow.com

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