Man on moped killed by train in Robeson County

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Tony Lee Amerson, 48, died after being struck and killed by a CSX train Tuesday night after he went around the railroad crossing gate arms while on his moped, according to Maxton Police Chief Tammy Deese.

Deese said it happened at the intersection of North McNair Street and West Central Street in Maxton.

She said preliminary investigative results revealed no foul play is suspected in Amerson's death, but the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Sherman McQueen with Maxton police at 910-844-5667.

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