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Two struck, killed by lightrail while conducting memorial for person killed by train at same location

This is the second fatal accident at the station in a week
A fatal accident was reported Tuesday morning at the LYNX Blue Line stop at South Boulevard and...
A fatal accident was reported Tuesday morning at the LYNX Blue Line stop at South Boulevard and East Hebron Street.(Tyrae Newman/WBTV)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 6:40 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2021 at 8:37 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Two pedestrians were struck and killed Tuesday morning by a CATS lightrail train in south Charlotte.

The accident took place at the LYNX Blue Line station at South Boulevard and East Hebron Street shortly after 5 a.m.

According to police, 29-year-old Pablo Tiquiram Us and 20-year-old Jose Chilambala Tiquiram died at the scene.

The train stopped as soon as the pedestrians were struck.

Alcohol impairment is suspected as a contributing factor for pedestrians.

According to police, additional information found through the investigation shows that the pedestrians had been conducting a memorial for Baltazar Tiquiram Us, who was killed in a crash with the CATS light rail train at this same location on July 26.

All safety mechanisms for the CATS line at this location were in full effect and working properly.

[Man killed, another person seriously injured after train collides with vehicle in south Charlotte]

This is the second accident at the station in about a week, with a train and car colliding at the intersection July 26.

This is a developing story.

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