Amtrak train hits and kills person on tracks in Wilson

WILSON, N.C. (AP) – Investigators say someone on the train tracks has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Wilson.

Authorities told media outlets that none of the 144 passengers on board the Amtrak Silver Star was hurt when the person was hit and died around 8 p.m. Friday.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The train was able to continue its New York to Miami run about two-and-a-half hours after the incident.

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