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Train hits, kills woman in Durham

Posted September 9, 2008 9:14 a.m. EDT
Updated September 9, 2008 11:45 a.m. EDT

— An Amtrak passenger train hit and killed a woman in Durham Tuesday morning near East Pettigrew and Dillard streets, according to police.

Authorities identified the woman as Carla Bagley, 50, of Greensboro. Her death does not appear to be suspicious, police said.

The incident happened about 7:30 a.m. The train was allowed to leave the scene around 9:45 a.m.

The train was Amtrak's Piedmont train, No. 73, from Raleigh to Charlotte, sponsored by the state Department of Transportation, DOT confirmed. It is scheduled to leave the Durham station daily at 7:30 a.m.

The accident happened about five blocks east of the station as the train was coming into Durham.

Anyone with information should contact Investigator D. West at 560-4440 ext. 259 or Crime Stoppers at 683-1200.