Mother won't be charged in train accident

Brothers 9-year-old Calvin Brandon and 6-year-old Hassan Bingham

December 29, 2009 12:11:06 PM PST
The mother of two boys who died when her SUV was hit by an Amtrak train in Durham earlier this month won't be charged in the accident.

That Tuesday from Durham police.

An Amtrak passenger train was traveling westbound when it struck a white Ford Explorer sitting on the train tracks on Ellis Road at Angier Avenue just before 5:20 p.m. December 10.

Durham police said the driver of the SUV, Deborah Peaks Bingham, was stuck on the tracks in traffic as the warning lights and arms came down.

Her children, 9-year-old Calvin Brandon and 6-year-old Hassan Bingham, were thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. Deborah Bingham was taken to the hospital and was treated for non life-threatening injuries. No one on the train was injured.

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