Two relatives of man killed in North Carolina crash fatally hit by train at memorial

Published 7:59 am Friday, August 6, 2021

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A week after a man was killed in a crash with a Charlotte light rail train, two relatives attending a memorial at the site of the crash were fatally struck by a light rail train, police said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers responded to a report of two pedestrians struck by a blue line train Tuesday morning near South Boulevard and Hebron Street, police said in a news release Tuesday night.

Officers found Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and Jose Chilambalam Tiquiram Us, 20, unresponsive near the tracks, police said. Medics pronounced both men dead at the scene.

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Police say the men were walking north on the southbound tracks when they were struck by a southbound train and the train operator immediately stopped the train. Investigators suspect alcohol impairment on the part of the men was a contributing factor in the crash, police said. All safety mechanisms for the train line were in full effect and working properly, police said.

The men had been conducting a memorial for Baltazar Tiquiram Us, who was killed in a crash with a light rail train at the same location on July 26, police said.



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