A Southern Pines man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in downtown Southern Pines Saturday night.
Emergency units were dispatched at 10:49 PM to Broad Street after reports of a pedestrian possibly being struck by a train.
The victim was deceased at the scene near the intersection with West Massachusetts Avenue when responders arrived.
Authorities identified the man as 23 year old Dylan Patrick Gesme from a West Illinois Avenue address in Southern Pines.
All of the Broad Street railroad crossings were blocked by this accident for an extended amount of time with the train not leaving until 1:20 am. In addition one section of West Broad Street was totally closed to traffic in both directions at the intersection of West Massachusetts Avenue and West Indiana Avenue until the scene was cleared.
The Southern Pines Police Department is working in conjunction with investigators from CSX and Amtrak to review video footage from the train as they continue their investigation into the possible cause of the tragic incident
Responding tonight were units with Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Southern Pines Police Department, and the NC State Medical Examiner’s Office.
As additional details become available we will update readers on this developing story.