Gastonia police identify woman hit and killed by train

- Authorities have identified a woman who was hit and killed by a train overnight in Gastonia. 

Lateshia Lee Beavers, 39, died on scene after being struck by a train near West Long Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue around 11 p.m. Monday. 

Police said the Norfolk Southern train engineer reports that the woman was walking lone, talking on her cell phone on the tracks, and did respond to the engine's multiple horn activations. 

The train fatality reportedly followed a domestic call involving Beavers and Latta Earl Jones, 62, in which Jones reported that she had pointed a gun at him. 

Police said the two were in a relationship together. This incident remains under investigation. 




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