Two dead in train accident

Two dead in train accident

There are 19 comments on the WTVD story from Sep 28, 2008, titled Two dead in train accident. In it, WTVD reports that:

An investigation is underway into a fatal train accident. The accident happened two miles north of the Robeson County town of Pembroke.

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Montgomery, AL

#1 Sep 28, 2008
This is very sad.
Missing em


#2 Sep 29, 2008
God Bless both of their families. The boy that passed away was one of my good friends.
RIP Devin Locklear and Amber Mercer
whitney hall

Lumberton, NC

#3 Sep 29, 2008
Please keep these families in our hearts. only god knows the reason for this. The girl who passed away was a close friend and they both will always be remembered. let's keep our heads up and remain strong. be strong class of 2008. amber and devon will be remembered for the smiles and laughter they bought to our faces not how they left this world. (RIP AMBER AND DEVON). i know yall are watching over us smiling.
kristi Graham

Lumberton, NC

#4 Sep 29, 2008
God Knows that the class of 08 will be missing them. R.I.P. Devon & Amber, even though u both are gone from us you will always live in the hearts of the class of 08. Yes we have lost our brother and sister to a tragic event but we will not forget them no matter what life throws at us. May God be with the familys of these 2 very speacial people. Now it will be harder to laugh when i have a bad day becauuse i wont have Devon to make me fell better any more.

Richmond, VA

#5 Sep 29, 2008
Why did they choose to cross the track when the gate was down?
Cherie Outen

Lillington, NC

#6 Sep 29, 2008
i was on the train
omg i lost my friend amanda to a car accident
i just found out the info on the people today
im truly sorry

Richmond, VA

#7 Sep 29, 2008
I was a passenger on this train on Sunday and I am deeply saddened by this tragic event. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and acquaintances of these two young adults. Reading other posts from the report in the paper, they were very loved by many and will be truly missed. Since no one else was in the vehicle we are at a loss of the events leading to this horrible accident. This proves that we all need to think of the consequences of our actions.
Amber Chmura

Atlanta, GA

#8 Sep 29, 2008
God Bless the families of Amber Mercer & Devin Locklear!!! Only God knows the reason for this horrible tragedy. He has chosen 2 of his most precious creations to take home with him, they're in his hands now. And i know deep in my heart, that they are happy with him and they're watching over us all. R.I.P. AMBER MERCER & DEVIN LOCKLEAR!!! Class of 2008 misses you both, and even though u may be gone, you'll never be forgotten. Ya'll will remain in our hearts forever!!! WE LOVE YOU & MISS YOU BOTH. GOD BLESS THEIR FAMILIES!!!

Raleigh, NC

#9 Oct 2, 2008
Puzzled wrote:
Why did they choose to cross the track when the gate was down?
well like the new reporter said people need to quit making asumptions before the investigation is over becaause they dont know if the bars were working properly or if the light were flashing.

Fayetteville, NC

#11 Oct 3, 2008
I pray that this will be an impact on all the youth. We as christians should take other children into consideration as well as our own when we pray. Amber I Love You! Pete, Sandy, Christopher,Jess,Jay Ryan Your aunt Chelle is praying for you.

Myrtle Beach, SC

#12 Oct 4, 2008
The loss of such good friends is something that changes a person forever. Never in a million years could i imagine such a tragedy, but that million came...Our prayers go out to the family in this time of bereavement. Always, In the hearts of the class of 08 will be the ear-to-ear smile of Devin and the heart-warming laughter of Amber.I'm still waiting to wake up and realize that it was all a surreal nightmare but i guess not. I can still see her smiling back at me and walking off hand in hand with the one person that made her the happiest, our man Devin. R.I.P AMBER & DEVIN, we miss yal too much already. See you on the other side. Send all of your prayers to the families, who needs them the most.
I was on the train

Essex, MD

#13 Oct 20, 2008
I am sorry for the death of your children. As a Mom of a 5 year old. My heart and prayers go to both of the families. Again I am sorry for your lost.

The Wong Family
Severn, Maryland

Hillsborough, NJ

#14 Oct 26, 2008
My best friend my sons father .... my world got hit the r6 train in philadelphia.. I am so sorry for you guys the pain hurts more then any one can even put in to words i word like to tell you things will get better but they wont... Im so sorry... This is so sad...
Taylor Blackhorse

Laurinburg, NC

#15 Mar 4, 2009
I dont know why god wonted to take my cousin Devin not only from me but from other's they hadent done nothing wrong but everything happen's for a reason......ily Devin and miss you I think about you every night before I go to bed thinking about the time's we shared together at your dad's! Even though he wasnt always there for you he still loved you bookie....its kind of hard me to sit here and write this knowin that ur dead and gone I just feel like breaking down in tear's but then again im not ima be strong for you and hold it down for you in cuzo..........I love you and miss you maybe one day ill see you soon!!!


#16 Mar 13, 2009
When will people learn that you will never win when trying to beat a train. I will bet a dollar to a dime that a cell phone, ipod, text messaging or load music was involved... I am glad the train crew was not hurt. 100% of all railroad crossing are preventable.. People wake up


#17 Aug 1, 2009
I miss ya'll so much. May god bless there families and other friends.

Raleigh, NC

#18 Oct 1, 2009
Devin was the best person you could ever be around. Chapel.*! misses u Devin. We always loved to represent where we came from.))Union Chapel((
I miss sitting with Devin on the bus & walking in the hallways with him,shan,shawn,michael,mickey & of course amber. She was a sweet girl. I didn't really know her that well but she was always smiling and she always said hey 2 us (me & dev's other cousins) when she seen us.
Devin was always joking around and playing all the time but im going to miss the expert advice he use to give me. He always knew how 2 cheer me up when I had -boy- problems :)
Devin I love u! i miss u! & you are always in my heart...
R.I.P. Devin Locklear(my friend), Amber Mercer, Trey Oxendine (my cuzzo) Jerri Weber *c/o 2008* Matthew Tramel (my friend/fallen firefighter)*c/o 2009* I hope 2 see you all again one day:)
love always,
sierra taylor goodman.*! ;)

Raleigh, NC

#19 Apr 30, 2010
devin and I grew up together nothing will ever replace all the good times we had

Jacksonville, FL

#20 May 4, 2010
amber was such a great kid and well loved

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