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New Information about Burlington Train Accident 

The Burlington Police Department has provided Elon Local News with a press release on Friday’s train accident:

On Friday February 22, 2013 at 1928 hrs Burlington Police, Burlington Fire Dept. and the Alamance County EMS responded to the railway overpass at Fisher St and E. Webb Ave, in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a train.

Upon arrival officers located a white male by the railroad tracks that appeared to have been struck by the train. The white male was later identified as Glenn Edger Plester, aged 50 and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The engineer of N. C. Piedmont #1797 advised Plester was seated on the train tracks while the train was approaching the over pass and he sounded the horn and Plester attempted to move off the tracks but was unable to move before being struck by the train. N.C. Piedmont train #1797 was traveling N with 182 passengers on board. There were no injuries to any passengers and no damage to the train.

The signals on the railroad tracks and the train signals were working properly. There were no injuries to any passengers and no damage to the train.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.

Lt. B. L. Currie
Burlington Police Department
Operations Bureau

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