AMTRAK TRAIN RUNS OVER MAN, KILLING HIM
On April 17 Derrius Kelly, 28, was struck by a Amtrak train in Charlotte, NC.
Derrius was walking across the railroad tracks and stepped directly into the path of the Amtrak train traveling 74 miles per hour. Derrius was struck by the front center of the engine of the train. The engineer of the train immediately brought the train to a stop.
The engineer saw Derrius walking toward the tracks just prior to impact and sounded the train horn and put it into emergency mode to bring it to a stop.
Impairment on behalf of Derrius is a suspected factor in the collision.
There is no evidence of the train operator contributing to the collision between the engine and Derrius.