Father of teens hit by train in Mebane blames synthetic drug K2
Posted October 4, 2011 9:52 p.m. EDT
Updated October 5, 2011 1:53 p.m. EDT
Mebane, N.C. — The father of two teen boys who were killed when an Amtrak train hit them as they walked along the tracks Friday night said he believes a synthetic drug called K2 may have contributed to their deaths.
Orange County sheriff's deputies said the train engineer blew the horn when he saw Dustin Davis, 19, and his 17-year-old brother Darian on the tracks, but the boys didn't move out of the way.
Tom Davis told WXII News in Winston-Salem that his sons bought K2, mixed it with marijuana and smoked it to get high the night they were killed. The drug, which is a synthesized version of pot, was recently outlawed in North Carolina after previously being sold as incense. Federal law also bans five forms of K2.
Alamance County Sheriff's Deputy Randy Jones told WXII that the drug can produce hallucinations and that the boys may not have even seen the train coming.
A funeral service is planned for the Davis brothers on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home in Mebane.
"There was only one good thing," Tom Davis told WXII. "They were best friends. They were always together and they passed together."