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Amtrak train kills man sleeping on tracks

An Amtrak train hit and killed a Lumberton man who was sleeping on the tracks Wednesday evening, police said Thursday.

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PEMBROKE, N.C. — An Amtrak train hit and killed a Lumberton man who was sleeping on the tracks Wednesday evening, police said Thursday.

Carl Jones, 46, was on the tracks near the Jones Street crossing in Pembroke, Police Chief Frank Hernandez said. It was unclear why Jones was on the tracks, and his body has been sent to the Robeson County medical examiner for toxicology tests, Hernandez said.

The Palmetto train, which Amtrak operates between New York and Savannah, Ga., was southbound at the time of the 6 p.m. incident. The train was delayed for two hours while police investigated.

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