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Pedestrian hit by train in Durham identified

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Durham police have identified the pedestrian hit by a train on Monday on Pettigrew Street.

Police identified the pedestrian at Joseph Mewborn, 20, of Durham.

Mewborn was walking with a friend around 12:20 p.m. when he was struck by Amtrak passenger train in the 15 block of East Pettigrew St. near Plum Street.

Mewborn was pronounced dead at the scene. His friend was not injured in the incident.

The train, which was occupied by 85 passengers and three Amtrak employees, was traveling toward downtown Durham when the accident occurred. No one on the train was injured.


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