One killed after train hits car in Battleboro
Posted February 21, 2013
Battleboro, N.C. — A 22-year-old Rocky Mount man died late Wednesday after an Amtrak train hit a car at a railroad crossing in Battleboro, in Nash County, police said.
According to investigators, the car was stopped on a crossing near the intersection of Battleboro Avenue and Railroad Street about 11:45 p.m. when the southbound train hit it. The car was between the downed crossing arms, police said.
Justin Lamar Alston died in the wreck, and another person in the car was airlifted to Vidant Hospital in Greenville. His name was not released.
A third person inside the car was not injured, and no injuries were reported on the Amtrak train.
Officials from five agencies responded to the crash to assist victims.