Person hit and killed by train in Kannapolis, officials say

- A person was struck and killed by a train in Kannapolis on Wednesday, according to city officials. 

The incident happened about 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of Ridge Avenue and D Street. 

Kannapolis Director of Communications Annette Keller said the person was on the railroad tracks in the area when they were hit by a train. 

City officials say the victim and a friend were walking on the tracks after visiting a nearby store. The friend told Kannapolis Police Officers they were intoxicated and the victim was unable to get off of the tracks once they noticed a train was traveling towards them. The friend was not injured. 

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

This remains an open and ongoing investigation. 

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