Robeson County, NC (December 24, 2018) – In Robeson County, a man was killed in a train accident after he was riding on top of a train and was decapitated by a bridge.
24-year-old Varcy Locklear of Pembroke was believed to have been surfing on top of the Amtrak train at the time when he was struck by a bridge in St. Paul’s when the train was passing beneath it. He has since been identified through records by police.
His body was discovered by a survey crew working near the 1200 block of Heritage Road where he supposedly lost his life. It is believed that Locklear’s body stayed on the train for quite some time before it fell off in an entirely different area than the bridge.
Police say that 24-year-old Locklear had been known to hop on trains without buying a ticket. The death is under investigation at this time.
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Varcy Locklear at this time, as we understand how difficult it can be to face the death of a loved one. You have many significant rights after an accident.
Train Accident in North Carolina
Hundreds of injuries and fewer deaths happen every year on our railroads due to train accidents. Many will happen when somebody is walking on the train tracks, when a train derails, or when somebody’s car breaks down on the tracks. No matter the reason for a train accident, these accidents can be extremely devastating in nature and affect families in huge ways.
Our empathetic, compassionate wrongful death attorneys at the Nye Law Group have committed themselves to helping the victims of negligent parties. We have handled a wide variety of personal injury cases, including train accidents, and are here for you in your time of need. As members of our community, we are passionate about working to make the roads in general a safe place for all. We will hold another party liable for their actions and help you obtain case results that will help your family move forward during this devastating time. Contact us for more information at 912-200-5230.
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