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Man hit, killed by Amtrak train in Burlington

Posted January 27, 2015

— A 25-year-old man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Burlington Tuesday afternoon.

Franklin D. Gwynn, of Gunn Street in Burlington, was hit by a northbound train in the area of the 100 block of North Fisher Street near West Webb Avenue. The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. as the train approached the Burlington Amtrak Station.

Amtrak personnel reported seeing Gwynn walking on the tracks prior to the incident, police said.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.


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  • miseem Jan 28, 2015

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    My opinion is he won't. He's dead.

  • VickLo Jan 28, 2015

    Funny... I didn't see train wrestling on today's trending list.

  • cpdtg Jan 28, 2015

    [qmeuote=14396628]Post by bwhite88[/quote]me either

  • Itsmyopinion67 Jan 28, 2015

    This is sad! I hope he makes a full recovery!

  • Lightfoot On Wral Jan 28, 2015
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    Cause of death: train poisoning

  • devillecruella37 Jan 28, 2015

    Darwin at his best...

  • Blake White Jan 27, 2015
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    Never ceases to amaze me.

  • Steve Clayton Jan 27, 2015
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    From a railroad employee please stay off the tracks!!

  • Steve Faulkner Jan 27, 2015
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    AND the train wins....AGAIN.

  • luvstoQ Jan 27, 2015

    What is it with walking on the tracks? Do people also think they can walk down the middle of a highway and not get hit? Of course not, so why the train track??

    Dumb and Dumber!!