Teen hit by train


Altamont IL – An Altamont teen is dead after being hit by a train.


17 year old Cain Alexander Daugherty was walking on the tracks a half a mile west of 450th street in Altamont, when a train hit him form behind.


The Effingham County Coroner said the trains conductor blew his whistle several times, but Daugherty never turned around or moved off the tracks, and said they found an IPod on the teen.


The teen's mother told the coroner it is not uncommon for him to walk across the track; it is a shortcut to his home.

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