In Statesville, North Carolina, Christopher Kaiser, 29, was looking for the famed “ghost train” of Iredell County when he encountered a real train around 2:45 a.m. Though tragic, in any litigation, his death would likely be treated as an assumption of the risk.
Two other people were injured in the accident. The sheriff’s office stated that “[d]uring the investigation, witnesses told deputies they were at the site in hopes of seeing a ‘ghost train.'” This is the anniversary of a train wreck at that location in 1891.
There were a dozen people on the trestle looking for the ghost train.