Teen fatally struck by freight train in Florida

By Associated Press
Published On: Feb 25 2014 12:44:16 PM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -

Police say a teenager standing on railroad tracks in Daytona Beach was struck and killed by a freight train.

Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt says 17-year-old Giovanni Gonzalez was holding a skateboard and facing the train when he was hit Monday night.

Flynt tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that the train conductor saw the teen and continuously blew his horn, but Gonzalez did not move.

Flynt says the teen "didn't try to jump off until it was too late." Gonzalez died while en route to a hospital.

The death remains under investigation.

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