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Police: Boy, 16, struck by train killed in eastern Ohio

March 7, 2018

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been struck by a train and killed in eastern Ohio.

The East Liverpool Review reports East Palestine police say the department was notified around 6:15 p.m. about someone having been struck.

Police say it appears the teen was trying to walk across the tracks when he was struck by a Norfolk and Southern train hauling semitrailers.

Police haven’t released the boy’s identity.

East Palestine is roughly 88 miles (142 kilometers) southeast of Cleveland near the Pennsylvania border.

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Information from: The Review, http://www.reviewonline.com

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