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Amtrak train hits, kills man

Monday, October 11, 2010
Train trak

Amtrak train hits person near T.W. Alexander Dr. and Miami Blvd. in Durham (WTVD Photo / Jim Schumacher)

Authorities are investigating a train accident that killed a man Monday.

It happened just before 7:30 a.m. at the T.W. Alexander Crossing near Weck Drive as the train was traveling to Durham.

The Amtrak hit 31-year-old Fasil Aynu of Morrisville. Authorities say according to a preliminary investigation, it appears he intentionally walked on to the train tracks.

Investigators from Amtrak and Norfolk Southern spent much of the morning working with Durham police at the scene. The body was discovered near the woods.

Further details about the incident have not been released at this time.

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