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Two people killed by train in Robeson County

Posted September 28, 2008 10:00 p.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2008 10:08 p.m. EDT

— A passenger train collided Sunday with a truck in Robeson County, killing two people.

Biven Lochlear, 19, was driving around the crossbars when his 1995 Chevrolet truck was hit by the Amtrak train, authorities said.

Lochlear and passenger Amber Mercer, 18, were killed.

The crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. off Saint Anna Road, near Pembroke.

The collision caused $3,000 worth of damage to the train.