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Nursing Home Residents Hit By Train

Two residents of a North Carolina nursing home have died after authorities say they were struck by a passenger train.

Multiple media outlets report that 39-year-old Billy Richardson and 52-year-old Randy Davis were killed when an Amtrak train struck them at around 6 p.m. Friday in Kannapolis.

The train engineer said it looked like Davis had been trying to pull Richardson off the tracks.

Both men lived at Britthaven Nursing Home, less than a mile from where they were killed.

An Amtrak spokeswoman says the train had left Charlotte and was on its way to Raleigh when it passed through Kannapolis at about 65 mph.

None of the 100 passengers on board were injured. Police are investigating.


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