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Person killed by train in Thomasville

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THOMASVILLE, NC (AP) -- One person has been killed after being struck by an Amtrak train in Thomasville.

Police were called to the tracks shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim has not been identified yet.

An Amtrak spokeswoman said the train was traveling 79 mph when the person was hit. Engineers applied emergency brakes but were unable to stop in time.

The Carolinian was traveling from New York City to Charlotte with 220 passengers on board.

None of the passengers or crew was hurt.

The train resumed its trip shortly before 9:30 p.m.

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