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Pedestrian struck, killed by train in south Charlotte

(Brody O'Connell | WBTV) (Brody O'Connell | WBTV)

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train Monday morning in south Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say.

The incident happened around 8:15 a.m. in the 1300 block of Archdale Drive near South Boulevard.

Police say they believe this was an accident. Witnesses told police the victim was walking toward the train tracks with her hood up. She was also walking into the sun, police said, as she attempted to cross the tracks.

“Please, cars too, please be careful around the train tracks. A lot of times the sun is in your eyes. That may have been a factor here,” said Officer Michael Sardo.

According to police, the train engineer was not a fault. The train’s brakes and horn were fully engaged and operating properly, police said.

CMPD originally thought the pedestrian was struck by a light rail train.

The pedestrian's identity has not been released. 

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