Train Hits Man, Body In Greensboro And Durham

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Officials say an Amtrak train en route from Raleigh to Charlotte was delayed twice after hitting pedestrians on the tracks in both Durham and Greensboro.

Officials say a man was struck around 12:30 p.m. Sunday on a railroad bridge in Durham by the Piedmont 75 train heading to Charlotte.

No one on the train was hurt.

Police say the same train later hit a body in Greensboro.

Officers responded to the area of 1106 East Market Street at 4:19 p.m. Sunday when an engineer on an Amtrak train stopped after the train passed over something in between the rails.

After taking a closer look, the engineer discovered the body of a man.

Monday, Greensboro Police identified the body as 36-year-old Ricardo Aleman.

Police said their investigation revealed Aleman had not been struck by the westbound train, but by an eastbound Amtrak train on the same track earlier in the day. 

Officers say they do not have enough information at this time to determine what Aleman was doing along the tracks at the time he was struck by the first train.

Police and Norfolk Southern Railroad are investigating the deaths.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.

Greensboro Police, WFMY News 2

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