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Man struck and killed by Amtrak train in North Carolina

October 7, 2018

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — A man has been struck and killed by a train in North Carolina.

WRAL reported that the incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday in Southern Pines, which is an hour south of Raleigh.

The man who died has been identified as 23-year-old Dylan Patrick Gesme of Southern Pines.

Gesme was struck by an Amtrak train traveling from New York to Florida.

Authorities said investigators plan to review video to determine what happened.

The death was the second involving a train in the area in less than 48 hours. A woman from nearby Sanford, North Carolina, was killed by an Amtrak train on Friday.

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Information from: WRAL-TV, http://www.wral.com

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