LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - One person was struck and killed by a train, causing an accident that made the train derail in LaGrange late Tuesday evening.
According to the LaGrange Police Department, a 14-year-old male intentionally stepped in front of the train and was killed.
The investigation further revealed that the train performed an emergency braking procedure that led to the derailment. The train derailed at Vernon Street and Old Roanoke Road, commonly known as Lee's Crossing, in front of Gordy's Hardware Store in LaGrange at 11:13 pm on Tuesday.
CSX Corporate Communications spokesperson released this statement, saying:
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Editor's note: The name of the teen has been omitted from this report due to the nature of his death. This publication does not report suicides but reports the circumstances of events as they occur in the public sphere.