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Train Collision Kills Man

A dispatcher from the State Highway Patrol says 29-year-old John Daniel Jenkins of New Bern died when the van he was riding in collided with a train. The accident happened around noon Wednesday. It happened near Wyse Fork at the intersection of Tilghman Road and Roy White Road. Witnesses on the scene say they're not sure exactly why the accident happened, but they know this railroad crossing is a dangerous place for vehicles as well as neighborhood residents. Authorities say the three occupants of the van were related. Investigators say the district attorney's office will make the decision about the filing of any charges. Earlier reports indicated that a 14-year-old had died in the accident, but Thursday, dispatchers from the Highway Patrol released the name of the sole fatality.


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