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Police identify women hit and killed by CSX train

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report two women were hit and killed by a freight train early Sunday morning.

The deadly accident happened as the CSX train was traveling through the 8500 block of Monroe Road in Charlotte.

In a report released by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the engineer stated he saw what he thought was a person sleeping on the tracks. 

He sounded his horn and bell and put the train into an emergency stop. 

Responders to the scene discovered the bodies of two women under the train. 

Medic pronounced both women dead at the scene.

Hannah Elizabeth Rigley, 18, and Arielle McKenzie Troutman, 16, were pronounced dead at the scene.
 
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