Man killed by train in Burlington identified

A train struck a pedestrian near Burlington. (Elon Local News)

February 23, 2013 6:07:36 AM PST
A Raleigh-bound Amtrak train hit and killed a pedestrian in Burlington Friday evening.

The conductor told police 50-year-old Glenn Edger Plester was sitting on the tracks just before he was hit.

An Amtrak spokesman said the Piedmont Train 76 was traveling from Charlotte to Raleigh.

There were no injuries to the 182 passengers or crew.

The train was delayed almost two hours.

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