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Man walking on railroad tracks killed by train

KANNAPOLIS — A man was killed Wednesday morning when he was struck by a train near Ridge Avenue and D Street in Kannapolis.

Officials said the pedestrian and a friend were walking shortly after 11:30 a.m on the tracks after visiting a nearby store.

The friend told Kannapolis Police Department officers that they were intoxicated and the victim was unable to get off the tracks once they saw a train traveling toward them.

The friend was not injured.

The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of his family.

Officers are continuing the investigation, but it appears the death was an unfortunate accident, officials said.

 

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