Man dies after being struck by train

A man was killed by a CSX freight train near Southern Pines on Thursday.

CSX Transportation called authorities to the crossing on Yadkin Road and May Street around 1:45 p.m.

Southern Pines Fire Cheif Mike Cameron said the man was walking on the railroad tracks when he was hit by the train and was deceased at the scene. 

Matthew Daniel’s body was located 800 feet down the tracks from the crossing.

Southern Pines Fire and Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and North Carolina State Highway Patrol were on the scene.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

Photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.

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