On Monday March 27th , 2017 the Kernersville Police Department responded to a reported collision involving a Norfolk Southern Locomotive and an individual on a section of railroad tracks. The incident did not occur in or around a designated railroad crossing but rather occurred on the railroad tracks in the 300-Block of East Bodenhamer Street behind several businesses.
The individual was reportedly laying on the railroad tracks just prior to the collision, and has been identified as 27-year-old Mike Gonzalez Quiroz of Kernersville.
Mr. Quiroz was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with life threatening injuries and is currently listed in serious critical condition. The cause and circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation. Norfolk Southern is assisting with the investigation.
Anyone with information concerning this investigation should contact the Kernersville Police Department.