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USMissouri teenager fatally struck by train on railroad bridge

23:55  20 may  2019
23:55  20 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Missouri teenager fatally struck by train on railroad bridge © 2019 HERE/Microsoft Hematite, Mo. DE SOTO, Mo. — A 15-year-old girl Missouri girl died when she was struck by a train after she and friends climbed a train trestle to jump into a creek.

Jefferson County Sheriff's spokesman Grant Bissell says five teens were swimming in a creek Sunday afternoon near the unincorporated town of Hematite when they climbed a trestle to jump into the creek. Three of the friends heard a Union Pacific train coming and jumped into the creek, and two others tried to run.

One made it to safety but the 15-year-old was struck and killed. Authorities on Monday identified her as Shianne N. Haines of Hillsboro.

Jefferson County authorities and Union Pacific are conducting investigations of the incident.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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