Man hit by train, killed in Plaza Midwood area identified

Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 8:00 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A person fatally struck by a train in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood area early Wednesday morning has been identified by police as 44-year-old Carvoia Patton.

The incident happened just after 3 a.m. on Central Avenue at Louise Avenue, closing the area for a time. Patton was pronounced dead on scene.

“The preliminary investigation indicated that Patton was lying between the tracks as the train approached. The engineer and conductor on the train sounded the horn several times and began to slow,” police say.

The train went into emergency braking but police say Patton made no attempt to get off the tracks.

Police say impairment is suspected from Patton, but toxicology reports are pending.

Patton’s family has been notified of his death.

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