The Moore County Sheriff's Office has identified a Vass man as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a northbound train in Lakeview on Sunday.

James Alan Starling, 18, was dead when deputies arrived on the scene shortly after noon, according to a news release. Investigation is ongoing.

After the incident, authorities held the train for several hours on a stretch of track between Grant Road and Crystal Lake.

This is a developing story.

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Patricia Bryan

Thanks for correctly identifying where this happened as Lakeview. The Sheriff's Nixle notification said it happened in Vass and an online newspaper identified it as Vass instead of Lakeview. Lakeview has its own Post Office and zip code (28350)!

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