Police: Man struck, killed by train in Gaston County

Police: Man struck, killed by train in Gaston County

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Police: Man struck, killed by train in Gaston County

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 9:08 PM

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.

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