Victim In Fatal Train Accident Identified

BURLINGTON, N.C. – An Amtrak train hit and killed a pedestrian Thursday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as 27-year-old Justin Lamar Swanson, of Burlington. The accident happened on Gillian Road, near Webb Avenue.

Officers said Swanson was struck by Northbound Amtrak train #74 traveling from Charlotte to Raleigh. He was on the tracks before the train was unable to stop according to police.

The train was delayed for about two hours. Police said no passenger or crew members were injured.

The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336-229-7100 or Burlington Police at 336-229-3500.


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