IREDELL COUNTY, N.C.,None — A man was hit by a train and killed while looking for a legendary ghost train that is said to haunt the Bostian Bridge, near Buffalo Shoals Road in Iredell County.
A man was hit by a train and killed while ghost hunting on the Bostian Bridge, near Buffalo Shoals Road in Iredell County.
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A group of about 12 amateur ghost hunters were on the train trestle at about 2:45 a.m. Friday, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. They were there in hopes of seeing a ghost train that crashed on the Bostian Bridge on Aug. 27, 1891. Legend has it that the ghost train returns to haunt the tracks on the anniversary of the crash, which killed 30 people and injured many others.
Click here to read an article on the crash printed in the Landmark newspaper in Statesville on Aug. 27, 1891.
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A Norfolk Southern train rounded the bend and several people were caught on the trestle, deputies said. Most of them managed to get out of the train's way, but 29-year-old Christopher Kaiser was hit and killed, deputies said.
A woman was airlifted to a hospital. Her name and condition were not immediately available.
The train's operators made every attempt to stop and to warn the people, deputies said.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Deputies said they are looking for additional witnesses who left the scene after the accident.