KANNAPOLIS, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - 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.