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Train collides with car in Morrisville; 2 killed

Posted November 14, 2015
Updated November 16, 2015

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— Authorities said two people were killed when a train collided with a car at Morrisville Carpenter Road and NC Highway 54 in Morrisville Saturday evening.

William L. Flint, 86, and Dorothy L. Flint, 83, of Cary were both killed when a west-bound freight train collided with their car at about 8 p.m. Saturday.

Officials said preliminary reports suggest that the driver took a wrong turn and was unable to move the vehicle once it was on the track. Investigators said the arms at the intersection were functioning properly.

No additional information was available.


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  • Jim Coulter Nov 17, 2015
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    Its rude but true. 86 yrs old you can lose a large percent of your sight and hearing as well as your ability to make quick decisions.

  • Crystal Potter Nov 15, 2015
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    If this were a younger couple the comments would be a lot uglier.

  • mcraineycrazies Nov 15, 2015

    When I lived there it's a bad intersection. All of them close to chapel hill road is a nightmare, prayers to the family

  • Kiran Ramaswamy Nov 15, 2015
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    Perhaps the driver panicked and did not know what to do. It can happen. We lived very close to this intersection for few years and I have seen many drivers, especially turning right from Morrisville-Carpenter to NC54 don't heed to the red traffic light. Thought of getting stuck on rail tracks is scary. Rest in peace the departed souls. Prayers and thoughts with the family.

  • Anne Ruybal Nov 15, 2015
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    Rest in peace.

  • Shiloh Barkley Nov 15, 2015
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    I suspect the driver shouldn't have been driving. Too old, perhaps?

  • Norman Lewis Nov 15, 2015
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    I have been driving for nearly 40 years and have driven many different cars over many thousands of railroad crossings and have never ever had a car conk out while on the tracks. Usually when a car is hit by a train, the driver tried to beat the train and tragically lost.