Teenage boy killed after being hit by train identified

Posted at 5:26 PM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 14:29:18-04

Copperas Cove ISD confirms that the teenage boy who a train hit and killed around 4 p.m. on Wednesday was a student at Copperas Cove High School.

He has been identified as 16-year-old Alexander Stout.

A service honoring the life of Alexander will be held April 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 301 North 7th Street Vienna, IL, 62995. Dr. Glenn Webb and Rev. Bill Gholson will officiate.

Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Buncombe.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12PM-1:30PM at the First Baptist Church in Vienna.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe said earlier that a teenage boy has died after being hit by a train at a crossing in Copperas Cove.

The accident happened right as Copperas Cove High School was letting out.

Conductors and the locomotive engineer on the train were not injured. The train is equipped with cameras, and the camera will be looked out to figure out what happened. 

The train was heading out from Sweetwater to Temple.

A family member has set up a Gofundme to help the family with expenses. 

Copperas Cove ISD released the following statement about the incident:

It is with a heavy heart that we express condolences to the family of the Copperas Cove High School student who passed away this evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. Additional counselors will be available at CCHS tomorrow and through the remainder of the week to meet with students and staff and will remain available as long as needed. Please keep this family in your prayers.

Copyright 2017 KXXV. All rights reserved.