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Fatal Mount Olive train-car collision ruled a suicide

Posted June 3, 2015

A driver died Wednesday afternoon after his Jeep Liberty was hit by a freight train traveling through Mount Olive.
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— A fatal collision between a freight train and a Jeep Liberty in Mount Olive Wednesday afternoon has been ruled a suicide, Mount Olive police said.

Antonio DeMarco Davis, 27, drove around the lowered cross arms, stopped on the tracks, exited his vehicle and stood on the tracks with his hands up as the train approached, Mount Olive Police Chief Tommy Brown said.

Davis was depressed over a relationship, Brown said.


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  • Barbara Sheppard Jun 4, 2015
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    Erika - I totally agree.

  • Erika Phipps Jun 3, 2015
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    That was a horrible thing to do to the train's engineer. I'm sorry for the young man's pain, and need to die, but lord almighty there are more civilized ways to go, without traumatizing total strangers.