Fuquay-Varina man hit by train, killed in Benson, police say

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BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fuquay-Varina man is dead after getting hit by an Amtrak train in Benson Wednesday morning, police said.

The fatal collision occurred at approximately 1:51 a.m. on the railroad tracks near the East Parrish Drive crossing, according to authorities.

The man, who has been identified as 32-year-old Douglas Ray Hawley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, Hawley “was partially laying on one of the rails” when he was hit by the northbound train.

The investigation is ongoing. No evidence of any foul play has been observed, police said.

An autopsy will be performed at the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine if any underlying causes or circumstances could have contributed to Hawley’s death, police said.

The train tracks reopened by 4 a.m.

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