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Police ID man killed by train in Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the 42-year-old man who was struck and killed by a train Tuesday night was lying on the tracks.

The victim, identified as Adam Kenneth Lynch, died when a Norfolk Southern freight train struck him about 8:15 p.m. near Tyvola and Old Pineville roads.

Police say the engineer and conductor of the train saw the man on the track and sounded the horn. The crew also used their emergency brakes, but they were unable to stop the train before it struck Lynch.

The 69-car train was not carrying any passengers, and the crew members were not hurt.

Police ask that anyone with information about the case contact detectives at 704-432-2169 or leave information with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
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