FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died after a car broke down on train tracks in North Carolina and was hit by an oncoming train.
Fayetteville Police said in a news release that two other people in the car were able to get out before the train struck. A fourth person who could not escape was seriously injured.
Police Sgt. Shawn Strepay told WRAL-TV the car stalled just a few blocks from the police station and officers rushed to help and dispatches tried to warn CSX.
But Strepay says the train struck the car less than two minutes after it got stuck.
Police say 50-year-old passenger Christopher Locklear was killed, and the car's 51-year-old driver, William Jacobs, is in serious condition at a Chapel Hill hospital.