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Train victim identified as Salisbury man

Staff report

SALISBURY — The man struck and killed by an Amtrak train on tracks near East Harrison Street on Wednesday evening has been identified as Katrion Cowan, 35, of Salisbury.

Salisbury police Lt. Greg Beam confirmed the fatality Thursday.

The accident was called in about 6 p.m. Train personnel went back and located Cowan’s body after the train had come to a halt near Military Avenue in front of the vacant Cone Mills plant.

The Piedmont, headed from Charlotte to Raleigh, was due at the Salisbury Station at 5:59 p.m., but after the accident it was stopped less than a mile from the depot.

Wednesday night, the Piedmont included the lead engine, two passenger cars and a dining car, and it was pulling a second engine.

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