Two people killed by train in Robeson County
Pembroke, N.C. — A passenger train collided Sunday with a truck in Robeson County, killing two people.
Biven Lochlear, 19, was driving around the crossbars when his 1995 Chevrolet truck was hit by the Amtrak train, authorities said.
Lochlear and passenger Amber Mercer, 18, were killed.
The crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. off Saint Anna Road, near Pembroke.
The collision caused $3,000 worth of damage to the train.
Eye witness account: At aprox 12:40 pm EST, a northbound Amtrak train collided with a blue pickup truck attempting to cross an intersection. The heavily damaged vehicle was tossed to the side of the track. It is unknown if the driver survived the crash. Although the train experienced a sudden jolt, no passengers are reported injured. The train remains at a complete stop on the track with all passengers on board. From Bert Green, passenger and photographer on board the train.
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