TRAIN DEATH: Teen Dies Boarding Moving Train

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A teenager was killed trying to jump onto a moving train in Des Moines.

It happened around 1:15 AM at the train crossing in the 2000 block of Des Moines Street. Police say a man in his late teens was waiting to cross the tracks with some friends. When he tried to board the slow-moving train to get to the other side, he fell.

Witnesses say the victim became trapped underneath and was dragged down the tracks.

Des Moines Police are waiting to release the teenage victim's name until his family is notified.


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