An Amtrak passenger train fatally struck a man lying on the tracks around 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Noel Summers Pitsenbarger, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 3100 block of Hillsborough Road in Durham.
According to Wil Glenn, the spokesperson for the police department, preliminary investigations indicate the incident was a suicide.
The train, a Piedmont 76 left Charlotte at 5:15 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Raleigh at 8:36, according to a report by The Herald Sun. Sixty-eight passengers were traveling on the train, none of whom were injured.