The two brothers headed out Tuesday at the crack of dawn to mourn privately for another brother, who was killed last week in North Carolina after a train hit his pickup. Tragically—and “eerily,” per the Charlotte Observer—Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and his 20-year-old sibling, Jose Tiquiram Us, suffered a nearly identical fate. The two were fatally struck by a train shortly after 5am Tuesday at the site near East Hebron Street and South Boulevard where 27-year-old Baltazar Tiquiram Us had been killed on July 26.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responding to a call about a CATS LYNX Blue Line light rail train that had hit two pedestrians found the Us brothers lying near the tracks; medics pronounced them dead at the scene. The conductor immediately stopped the train after the crash, police say.