Train Hits, Kills Texas Teenager

FORT WORTH (March 4, 2013)--A 16-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a train while he followed four friends across railroad tracks in Fort Worth.

The other four weren’t injured.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday afternoon.

Police Cpl. Tracey Knight said the five boys, ages 15 to 16, were headed to a neighborhood store when they walked between the cars of a parked train and then ran across another set of tracks in front of the moving train.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza said the train’s train engineer reported seeing a group of people near the track and sounding a whistle.

She said they were not at a railroad crossing.

Union Pacific officials have begun an investigation, she said.