Train strikes, kills teen

A Vinton, LA teen died after being struck by an oncoming train Saturday morning. According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, at 7:30AM officials responded to call in regard to a pedestrian that had been struck by a train. The investigation revealed at the corner of Hwy. 90 and Miller Road in Vinton an eastbound train reported hitting something on the track. The track inspector found the body of Christopher E. Johnson, 13, near the track. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It was determined Johnson was on the tracks when he was struck due to evidence found at the scene.

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