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An Amtrak train struck and killed a 14-year-old Chicago boy in suburban Lansing, Sunday night, police say.

When officers arrived at the Canadian National Railway tracks they found the boy had been struck by an eastbound train… The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the boy and his family has been notified.

According to officers, the boy had reportedly been trying to cross the tracks with friends before the train came.

The Federal Railroad Administration, in Illinois, estimates that on average there are 175 train accident each year and over 40 train related deaths annually.

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