2 people die when train and car collide in Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, NC (WNCN) — Two people died when a train and vehicle collided in Morrisville on Saturday evening, police said.


UPDATE: Couple in their 80s killed in Morrisville train-car collision Saturday night

The incident was reported just after 8 p.m. on Chapel Hill Road and Morrisville-Carpenter Road, which turns into Aviation Parkway at that intersection, Morrisville Police told WNCN.

The two people who died were in a Toyota Camry that was “stuck on the tracks” and was hit by a west-bound freight train, said Stephanie Smith, the Town of Morrisville spokeswoman.

“According to [the] initial investigation, the vehicle made a wrong turn resulting in getting stuck on the train tracks,” Smith said in a press release.

“The arms at the intersection were functioning properly,” she added.

The road was blocked in the area of the crash.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

The investigation is still on-going and further information will be released as it becomes available.

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