Person struck and killed by train in Gaston County

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A person died after being hit by a train in Gaston County, according to the Gaston County Police.

On Thursday, Nov. 22 around 1:20 p.m. a person was walking on the railroad tracks in Kings Mountain and was struck by a train.

The Norfolk Southern train was traveling southbound and had 22 rail cars attached. 

Officials with Norfolk Southern called Gaston County police to report the accident.

The victim's body was found near Linwood Road in Kings Mountain. Police are still investigating the incident. 


This story has been updated to reflect that the accident happened in Gaston County, not Cleveland County.