CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified two teens who were struck and killed by a train Sunday morning.
Hannah Elizabeth Rigley, 18, and Arielle Mckenzie Troutman, 16, were killed when a train hit them around 4 a.m.
Officials with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools say Rigley and Troutman were both former CMS students. Rigley graduated in 2012 from Indepence High, where Troutman recently enrolled, but Troutman, officials added, also attended East Meck.
The incident happened in the 8500 block of Monroe Road. Investigators said the train was traveling south from Hamlet, as the train traveled through Monroe Road, the train engineer saw what he thought was a person sleeping on the tracks.
Authorities said the engineer put the train into an emergency stop and sounded the hour and bell, but it was too late.
Investigators said two teens were found on the tracks under the train; both were pronounced dead by Medic.
Police have ruled out foul play in the incident.