Teen Killed After Being Hit By Train

An Eastern Kentucky teen is dead after police say he and a friend were trying to beat an oncoming train on their bicycles.

State police say they responded to reports of someone being hit by a train on Murphy Lane in the Baxter community of Harlan County just before three Saturday afternoon. Police say when they got to the scene, they found that 15 year old Robert Simon, III of Baxter and another juvenile had tried to beat a CSX train on their bikes. According to reports, the other juvenile was able make it past the train, but Simon did not.

He was pronounced dead at the Harlan ARH.


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