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18-year-old woman hit, killed by train in Apex

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Police identified her as Ava Sory, of Garner.

Video Transcript

GLORIA RODRIGUEZ: Hy, there, Teisha. And right now police are not releasing the identities of the 18-year-old woman and the 17-year-old boy, but as far as that 9-1-1 call I just listened to it and right there are the 9-1-1 caller says that they heard that they were laying on this bridge. Take a listen.

- This is CBX police. We need your guys assistance responding to an Amtrak train striking a pedestrian on our tracks. It's going to be a US 64, it said that they were laying on a bridge. I don't have an exact cross street, but the closest one will be Merchant Drive.

GLORIA RODRIGUEZ: This one call coming in after an 18-year-old woman was hit by a train in Apex before 10:30 last night, the woman from the [INAUDIBLE] area died. A juvenile male not injured.

MARC BAX: I am so saddened that it had taken place in my neighborhood.

GLORIA RODRIGUEZ: Saddened and shocked, that's how many residents living near the train tracks are feeling. Amtrak telling me the train was headed from New York to Miami and that no passengers or crew members were injured.

MITCHELL MCKINNEY: This is highly unusual. Normally, when you have individuals that are crossing a train track, they will do it in an area where it's a little more conducive to that, such as, for example like in North Salem Street where the train track runs across Hunter Street. We have individuals that would naturally walk across to get to the park or whatever. The area where this occurred is a very rural area.

GLORIA RODRIGUEZ: These train tracks hard to get to, and we're working to learn why they were there.

MITCHELL MCKINNEY: We're not clear on how they ended up in that location other than it appears that they walked up the railroad tracks.

MARC BAX: Because I have two or three grandkids, and I need to tell them or let them know, you know, how unsafe it is--

GLORIA RODRIGUEZ: Not suspect foul play. Live at Apex, Gloria Rodriguez, ABC 11, Eyewitness News.