Suicide by train?

The circumstances of this one lead me to believe that he might not have wanted to move out of the way.

A Burlington man was struck and killed by a train early this morning at a railroad crossing between Efland and Mebane, according to emergency medical services in Orange County.

The sheriff’s office identifed the man as 34-year-old (Victim) of 1010 Louis Street in Burlington in Alamance County.

(Victim) was sitting on the tracks and did not move when the crew blew the horn, according to Robin Chapman, spokesman for Norfolk Southern railroad company, which operates the tracks.

Generally when a train blows its horn, you notice and move.


It looks like he most recently got out of prison in November of last year.

One presumes that the usual suspects will not be screaming for better “train control.”

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