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19-year-old hit, killed by train in Burlington

Posted August 22

— A 19-year-old was killed on Monday in an incident involving a train in Alamance County.

Around 10 p.m., officials responded to a railroad crossing at Glenn Raven Road and N. Park Avenue. At the scene, it was discovered that a Norfolk Southern cargo train was traveling west when it struck Thennis S.E. Mitchell, Jr. Mitchell was found on the tracks, officials said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four railroad crossings were closed for several hours during the investigation.

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

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  • Wayne R. Douglas Aug 22, 3:08 p.m.
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    Those sneaky trains again. To be hit by a train, you have to either be so wasted on some drug or alcohol, or you are committing suicide. Prayers to those who loved this young man.