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Juan Padilla, 17, dies after train hits him near U.S. 11 and Cobb Street in Jefferson, GA

Modified Date: 
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:10pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015

17-year-old boy hit, killed by train in Jackson County

A 17-year-old boy walking along the train tracks has been struck and killed by a freight train.

Teen listening to music hit, killed by train, police say

Wirthman says the boy's phone was still playing music when it was found in the wreckage.       

Teen hit, killed by train in Jackson County

Juan Padilla, 17, was walking along the train track near the intersection of Cobb Street and Highway 11 and was hit by a freight train, Jefferson police said.

High school student killed in train accident

Police said the train sounded its horn several times, but the teen didn't move.

A 17-year-old boy was likely listening to music while he was walking along the train tracks in Jefferson near U.S. 11 and Cobb Street on Thursday morning. The engineer of an approaching train says he blew the whistle many times, but the teenager made no indication that he knew the train was coming. The boy was struck, and pronounced dead. While no headphones were found at the scene, investigators say that the boy's phone was still playing music when it was discovered.

People Involved: 
Juan Padilla

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my dad worked that accident. it was horific

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