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Police: Killeen ISD student, 15, fatally struck by train

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Mar 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 23:47:09-05

Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a 15-year-old Killeen ISD student.

Killeen police said they received a call around 4:30 p.m. in reference to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a train at the train tracks on 38th Street.

Officers were advised that the 15-year-old girl was struck by the train as they arrived on the scene.

"It is with great sadness that we report a Killeen High School student was involved in a tragic accident after school involving a train."
- Killeen ISD

"We extend our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the student’s family and friends," said Killeen ISD.

The school district said crisis counselors will be available to provide support for students and will remain on campus as long as they are needed.

"Students and staff may react to this tragedy in different ways, expressing their feelings in response to the loss of one of our school community members, some more intensely than others," said KISD.

Killeen ISD said it will only be sharing factual details that are permitted by police and the student’s family.

"It is easy to get caught up in rumors at a time like this," said KISD. "We will only share details we know to be true and we ask that you do the same, for the sake of the family."

Killeen ISD police and the Bell County Constables Office were on the scene assisting.

"Officers and detectives are actively investigating this incident and there is no additional information at this time," said police.