Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Train in Gastonia

GASTONIA, N.C. — A pedestrian died after being hit by a train in west Gastonia Friday, police said. 

Firefighters said the pedestrian was on the tracks near the intersection of West Airline Avenue and Littlejohn Street when they were hit by the train.

Gastonia Police and the Gastonia Fire Department were both called to the scene, as well as the rail line that operates on the tracks. Officials have not identified the victim and it's still unclear how the pedestrian got on the tracks and did not hear the train coming. 

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