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Amtrak train late in Charlotte after hitting man, running over 2nd body

An Amtrak train from Raleigh arrived several hours late Sunday night in Charlotte after hitting and killing a man in Durham and then running over a man’s body in Greensboro.

Nobody aboard the train was hurt.

Amtrak Train 75 left Raleigh around midday and was due in Charlotte around 3 p.m. But it didn’t arrive until Sunday evening because of the two incidents.

Amtrak officials say the train struck and killed a man about 12:30 p.m. in Durham. The man was walking along the tracks near a bridge, officials say.

The train resumed the trip after a police investigation but struck a man’s body in Greensboro. Authorities say that man had been hit earlier by an eastbound train, and his body was still in the tracks. Both eastbound and westbound trains use the same tracks in that area.

Train 76, scheduled to leave Charlotte for Raleigh at 5:15 p.m., was delayed several hours, Amtrak officials say.

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