• Man walking on tracks with headphones struck, killed by train in Kings Mountain


    CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. - A person died after being struck by a train in Cleveland County Thursday afternoon, officials said.

    According to our partners at the Gaston Gazette, 27-year-old Christian Stanley, of Blacksburg, South Carolina, was walking on the railroad tracks wearing headphones in Kings Mountain around 1:20 p.m. and was struck by a Norfolk Southern train.

    The train was traveling southbound and had two locomotives and 22 rail cars.

    Officials on the Norfolk Southern called Gaston County police and said they hit a person.

    The Officials said a body was found near Linwood Road in Kings Mountain.

    No other information was available.

    The incident is being investigated.

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