A CSX train carrying 108 cars struck and killed two women in southeast Charlotte early Sunday morning.
Police identified the victims as 18-year-old Hannah Elizabeth Rigley and 16-year-old Arielle Mckenzie Troutman.
The incident occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m.
According to police, the train was passing through the 8500 block of Monroe Road traveling from Hamlet, N.C., south to Bostic, N.C., when Michael Bowers, the engineer, thought he saw a person on the tracks.
Bowers told police he put the train into an emergency stop and sounded the horn.
After the train stopped, the conductor, Shane Wall, walked to where the collision happened and called 911.
Police said the victims had no identification on them, and both were pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives have ruled out foul play in this incident
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Steve Williams with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Major Crash Investigations Unit at 704-336-8862.