Jefferson County Sheriff’s spokesman Grant Bissell says five teens were swimming in a creek Sunday afternoon near the unincorporated town of Hematite when they climbed a trestle to jump into the creek. Three of the friends heard a Union Pacific train coming and jumped into the creek, and two others tried to run.
One made it to safety but the 15-year-old was struck and killed.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Bissell said Jefferson County and Union Pacific are conducting investigations of the incident.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com