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UPDATE: Teen Hit By Train, Killed Early Sunday Morning

May 12, 2013 -- 3:19am

 

By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
 
 
A teenager was killed early Sunday morning in Rome after he was hit by a train. 
 
According to Rome City Police, a group of teens were crossing the railroad tracks on East Callahan St. around 12:30 this morning.  Witnesses report that a 16-year-old black male did not make it across the tracks in-time to beat an oncoming train. 
 
The teenage victim has been identified as Malik Cortez-Lidal Johnson of Rome. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Ernie Studard at 12:57am. 
 
As the tracks were on private property, Norfolk Southern will perform an investigation of their own into the incident. 
 

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