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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Train kills teen wearing headphones, walking to school

Train kills teen wearing headphones, walking to school

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Slidell police say a freight train hit and killed a 16-year-old boy who was using headphones while walking to school along the middle of the tracks.

A police spokesman, Sgt. Daniel Seuzeneau (soo-zuh-NOH'), identifies him as James Pulsifer of Slidell.

He says the Norfolk Southern train's conductor told investigators that Pulsifer was wearing headphones, and clearly did not hear the train's whistle.

Seuzeneau says the conductor told police he did all he could to stop and to get the youth's attention.

The train was heading south when the accident occurred about 7 a.m. Wednesday.

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