2 killed by train while conducting memorial for man struck and killed in same location

2 killed by train while conducting memorial for man struck and killed in same location
The scene of back-to-back fatalities. (Image: Fox 46)

[Ed. – Perhaps mourners should phone in the next memorial tribute.]

Another deadly crash at a railroad crossing happened in south Charlotte Tuesday morning. According to CMPD, two people died when a Lynx light rail train struck them.

Authorities reported a crash with injuries at East Hebron St and South Blvd just after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and Jose Tiquiram Us, 20, were walking north on the southbound tracks when CATs Lynx train 317, which was pulling train 306 and heading south, struck the two men.

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Both victims were conducting a memorial for Baltazar Us, who was killed by a CATS light rail last week in the same location while driving impaired.

After the hit occurred, the operator stopped the train. Alcohol impairment is suspected to be a contributing factor for the two pedestrians.

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