Two brothers from North Carolina were struck by a train. The brothers died at the same spot as their third brother earlier this year.
The brothers died outside Charlotte, where a LYNX Blue Line train fatally struck them on the light rail track. The brothers, Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and Jose Chilambalam Tiquiram Us, 20, visited the place where 27-year-old Baltazar had been struck dead on July 26.
Baltazar was in his car when he was killed. His two brothers were exiting a vehicle when they were struck.
The accident occurred on August 3, and a witness informed the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Pablo and Jose were killed in the early morning hours, around 5 am. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Sgt. Adam Jones told the press:
"They had been memorializing their brother on the one-week anniversary of his death, and they were conducting a memorial out by the site where he was killed."
He further explained:
"Unfortunately, the two brothers were also struck by a train while they were on foot, and they both succumbed to their injuries pretty quickly."
Jones stated he sympathizes with the family, as they had to deal with three deaths in a short time:
"I cannot imagine losing three of your children, three of your siblings, within a week to such tragic circumstances."
Jones suspected that Pablo and Jose were drinking and warned people not to drink and drive. Though many wonder how come the men did not hear the train, officials said:
"You can't always depend on hearing a train. They're much quieter until they get right upon you."
This tragic event proved that trains only appear easy to avoid. All safety measures around the tracks were working, but sadly, it was not enough to save three brothers.