Mebane Police, Fire staff converge to site of train collision

Mebane Police Department officials consult with Norfolk Southern officials Sunday afternoon following a collision along the train tracks near the highway intersection of 11th and Washington Streets. A pedestrian, 43-year-old Jason Honeycutt, was struck by the train, which was carrying two cars behind it and was not derailed in the incident. There was a heavy presence of Mebane Police Department and Mebane Fire Department officials on the scene just after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Tragically, Honeycutt was killed in the collision. 

A train incident in Mebane on Sunday afternoon has claimed the life of a 43-year-old man, the Enterprise has confirmed. 

Just after noon on Sunday, the Enterprise received word that there had been a collision with a pedestrian and a train near the intersection of 11th and Washington Streets, approximately a mile from downtown. 

Upon arrival at the scene, it was confirmed that a Norfolk Southern cargo train, carrying two cars and heading east, was near the intersection, with several Mebane Police Department and Mebane Fire Department officials onsite. While the train was not derailed, it had come to a complete stop on the tracks. 

According to the Mebane Police Department's weekly incident report, Jason Honeycutt, a 43-year-old white male, was killed in the collision. The accident reportedly took place between 12:20 and 12:21 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

A press release from MPD stated that officers were dispatched to the scene at 12:23 p.m. - just two minutes following the incident. Mr. Honeycutt was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Shortly after the incident, local authorities could be seen with grim looks on their faces investigating and examining various areas of the train tracks. The Police and Fire officials onhand also spent time discussing the situation with Norfolk Southern staff.

The Mebane Police Department confirmed that Honeycutt was walking on the tracks at the time of the collision. No vehicles were involved in the collision.