Boy, 12, struck and killed by freight train in western Pa.

Associated Press


Authorities say a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a freight train while playing on the tracks in western Pennsylvania.

The accident happened about 6 p.m. Friday in Beaver. Investigators say the train’s conductor blew the whistle, but the boy wasn’t able to get out of the way in time.

The Beaver County coroner identified the boy as Joshua Nicol of Beaver.

Authorities say he was playing with friends at the time of the accident. Deputy Coroner William Pasquale Jr. says the boy was struck when he tried to cross the tracks at the last minute.

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