by Andie Diemer
Sept. 30, 2008
A 21-year-old man lying on railroad tracks was struck and killed by a freight train early this morning. The university confirmed he was not an Elon student.
Ronald Alan Graff was lying on the railroad tracks and hit by a Norfolk Southern train traveling west at 2:16 a.m., according to the Times-News.
His body was found at Park Road Extension and Hunter Avenue.
The Times-News reported that the conductor saw someone lying on the tracks but could not halt the train in time.
Police did not release where he lived.
Officials are looking for any extenuating circumstances surrounding Graff’s death.
To report any information regarding this incident, call Burlington police at 229-3530.