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Train hits car in Falls County, leaving 16-year-old in critical condition

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Posted at 8:20 AM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 10:40:02-04

FALLS COUNTY — Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman confirmed a 16-year-old has been taken to McLane's Children Hospital in Temple after hitting a train.

The accident happened at Highway 6 at County Road 116 in Falls County just after 6:30 am when the Riesel High School student was on the way to practice.

The car was crossing the tracks when the collision occurred in an attempt to beat the train across the tracks officials on scene said.

The 16-year-old from Marlin is currently in critical condition at McLane's Children's Hospital in Temple.

This story is ongoing and will be updated when more information becomes available.