STANLEY, N.C. -- Police in Gaston County are investigating after a man was found dead Thursday afternoon near railroad tracks.
Right at 2 o'clock, officials in Gaston County responded to the intersection of Mariposa Road and North Main Street in Stanley following up on reports of a body found by the train tracks.
Stanley Police said that a teenager noticed the body near the tracks and called 911.
Police have identified the man as 29-year-old Filberto Beck. They believe that Beck, who had a hearing impairment, was listening to music while walking on the tracks when he was struck by a CSX train.
Stanley police and CSX are investigating the accident.