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Man killed in Durham train crash identified

Posted February 1, 2013 11:40 a.m. EST

— Police on Friday released the name of a man killed by an Amtrak train in Durham Tuesday evening.

Raymond Jacob Phillips Jr., 78, of Chapel Hill, was walking along the tracks about a quarter-mile from the train crossing on Buchanan Boulevard near West Main Street when he was hit by the eastbound 76 Piedmont passenger train, police said.

The train was heading to Raleigh from Charlotte and was traveling 55 mph at the time of the wreck, an Amtrak spokesperson said. None of the train's 35 passengers or crew members was hurt.