Police ID man stuck, killed after being hit by commuter train


CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A man is dead after trying to cross the tracks used by Charlotte’s urban light-rail trains.

The man has been identified as Laurence Burton Gray, 60. His family has been notified of his death. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Sunday that Gray walked past bars closing the intersection as a train was approaching. He was hit by a training heading away from the city center and pinned underneath Saturday evening.

Rescue workers managed to get him out, but he died after arriving at a trauma hospital.

Police suspect Gray had been drinking alcohol. No injuries were reported by passengers on the train.

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