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2 fatally hit by train at memorial for man killed in crash

Two people were killed after an accident near East Hebron Street and South Boulevard early Tuesday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two people were killed in an accident near the LYNX Blue Line in south Charlotte early Tuesday morning, police said. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to a reported crash at the intersection of East Hebron Street and South Boulevard, near the light rail station just north of Sharon Road West, a few minutes after 5 a.m.

CMPD said in a news release that Pablo Tiquiram, 29, and Jose Chilambalam Tiquiram, 20, were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators said two men attending a memorial a week after a fatal crash with a Charlotte light rail train were fatally struck by the light rail train themselves. 

CMPD said alcohol impairment is suspected as a contributing factor for the two people. "Additional information found through the investigation shows that the subjects had been conducting a memorial for Baltazar Tiquiram Us, who was killed in a crash with the CATS light rail train at this same location on 7/26/2021," investigators said in a statement.

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All safety mechanisms for the CATS line at this location were in full effect and working properly.

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