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Bryant student killed by train

Police are investigating the death of a person who was hit by a train Monday afternoon in Bryant.
BRYANT, AR – Police are investigating the death of a person who was hit by a train Monday afternoon in Bryant.

The incident occurred south of town near the Reynolds Road overpass according to police.

Union Pacific spokesperson Raquel Espinosa says the victim was a 17-year-old Bryant High School student who walked in front of the train. The teen was hit at 2:42pm, according to Espinosa.

The train engineer tells police the boy was crouched in the bushes next to the track. As the train approached, he stepped out onto the tracks facing the train.

Espinosa says the teen’s family lives near the tracks and has been notified.
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