Burlington Police: Two Men Hit, Killed By Train

Authorities are looking for clues after two pedestrians were killed after getting hit by a train in Burlington.

Burlington police say a southbound Amtrak train heading to Charlotte hit two men at around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities have identified the men as 23-year-old Lawrence Hyde and 24-year-old Christopher Isley, both of Burlington. Police say the men were walking near the tracks when they were hit.

Authorities are still investigating the crash, which they say delayed the train for about three hours.


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  • by Malu Location: Chapel Hill on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:52 PM
    How devastating for the train engineer who was merely doing his job; now must live with the tragedy of having killed two people. Everyone knows where the trains run...no excuse for things like this to happen. Stay off the tracks!!!!
  • by rolbur Location: new jersey on Jan 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM
    donot walk on train tracks. use common sense
  • by Angel Location: Kinston on Jan 15, 2012 at 06:53 PM
    Okhow do you not hear or see the train ? Seriously this is sad but what is wrong with people these days ?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 15, 2012 at 03:00 PM
    Ever notice you don't see trains on sidewalks? Hint, hint...
  • by Billyjoejimbob Location: ENC on Jan 15, 2012 at 02:10 PM
    Here's a tip......If there's a train coming, step off the tracks.
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      by Rail Fan on Jan 15, 2012 at 05:24 PM in reply to Billyjoejimbob
      Here's an even better tip: STAY OFF of railroad tracks. Any railroad employee will tell you this. Every year, people die because they go walking [trespassing] on train tracks; and many of them never actually hear the train coming. I can't say it enough: Train tracks ARE NOT SIDEWALKS!!!
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 15, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    Those Trains are quite and sneaky,shame on them.
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