Two Orange County Pedestrians Killed in Separate Accidents

By Elizabeth Friend Posted November 19, 2013 at 11:47 pm

ORANGE COUNTY-  Two pedestrians have died this week in separate accidents in Orange County.

A man was struck and killed by a car just before 6:30 Tuesday evening as he walked along Bethel Hickory Grove Church Road five miles west of Carrboro.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman driving the car that hit him was reportedly uninjured. The State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

This marks the second pedestrian death in Orange County in three days.

On Sunday morning shortly after 9 o’clock, a man walking along railroad tracks on Buckhorn Road east of Mebane was hit and killed by an Amtrak passenger train. The Carolinian was carrying 118 passengers from Charlotte to New York. No other injuries were reported.

Authorities have not released the name of either victim.

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