A man was killed just north of uptown Charlotte on Thursday after police say he walked into the path of a train.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Sgt. David Sloan said officers found the man’s wallet but planned to fingerprint him to confirm his identity. The man’s name won’t be released until officers can notify his family of his death.
The collision happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of North Tryon and 16th streets, Sloan said. That’s a few blocks from the Uptown Men’s Shelter.
The conductor of a Norfolk Southern train headed south told officers the victim was walking on a track parallel to the train’s. As the train got closer, the man suddenly walked onto its track, and he was struck, then dragged about 100 feet.
Investigators aren’t sure whether the man was impaired or if he was wearing headphones, Sloan said. No one had been charged with a crime late Thursday.