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Police: Woman hit and killed by Amtrak train in Raleigh

Posted January 14
Updated January 15

Raleigh police are investigating an incident after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a train near the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Beryl Road around 3:30 p.m.

Investigators haven't released the identity of the woman, who was trespassing on the tracks. The train was Piedmont 74, which travels between Raleigh and Charlotte. Service was terminated today at the scene.

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  • Benjamin Kite Jan 18, 8:33 p.m.
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    To say she was hit and killed is a misleading way to present what happened. Reasonable argument, wherein someone puts themselves in the path of a train that they know beforehand cannot easily change its vector, should suggest that it would inherently be most natural to say it is being investigated as a suicide. To say that she was hit and killed creates the possibility that Amtrak is at fault, which is ludicrous.