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Man struck, killed by train in Fayetteville

Posted November 12, 2010

— A Hope Mills man was struck and killed by a CSX freight train in Fayetteville early Friday, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Norman Anthony Jackson, 25, was standing on the tracks near Cumberland Road when he was hit by the train around 4:30 a.m., said Debbie Tanna, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tanna said that detectives are continuing to investigate the death.


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  • AF Flight Nurse Nov 15, 2010

    Respectful, sincere sympathies to the family of this young man who must have felt more pain than we can understand. At our house, we offer our prayers for comfort to this family, the train engineer(s) and crew (and their families) who obviously saw all of this coming and obviously could not stop in time. They are the unwitting participants in a tragic memory NOT of their making. May God care for and protect them all!

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 12, 2010

    deutschgirl, I'm not sure I understand. What does the public killing of a murderer have to do with allowing someone (who is tired of living, in chronic pain, etc.) to get off the planet?

    With regards to the deathpenalty, there are a lot of injustices (e.g. racial, socioeconomic), changing evidence gathering methods (e.g. bloodtyping to DNA), and fact that it's irreversible and makes killers out of all of us...so, I can understand why people want to stop this.

    But, someone who just wants to just jump ship? If they're competent & sane, who would be against that?...besides religious people who take this as an afront to "creation".

  • Sunny One Nov 12, 2010

    Seems like a very painful way to die. That's sad.

  • Ptah Nov 12, 2010

    He was waiting for his jesus and got run over by a train.

  • CarolinaGirlRJA Nov 12, 2010

    hereandnow99 -- If our state, along with plenty of others, won't even exercise their right to sentence criminals with the death penalty; what makes you think they would make it easier for somebody to commit suicide?

  • Sherlock Nov 12, 2010

    Backed up trains for miles.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 12, 2010

    Why don't we make it easier for people to end their own lives? Meet with your doctor, pickup your prescription and go home.

    If you want off this ride of life, who are we to stop you?

  • samiam1244 Nov 12, 2010

    Poor guy..no other way out. that's sad.

  • cth1 Nov 12, 2010

    Suicide by train...maybe? I feel for the driver of the train too. That's an image they will never forget!!
    Prayers for the victims family and friends and the train conductor!!

  • CarolinaGirlRJA Nov 12, 2010

    Another person killed by a train? They must've been either suicidal or intoxicated.