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No one hit in train incident, authorities investigating teen for trespassing

Published 6:59pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SOUTH POINT – The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and railroad authorities are investigating a juvenile suspect who may have caused a Norfolk Southern train to stop after personnel thought the young person was struck.

According to Sheriff Jeff Lawless, the train stopped at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday evening in South Point after it was thought the train had struck a teenaged boy.

The South Point police and fire departments, as well as the sheriff’s office searched the area, but could not find anyone. Lawless said authorities then received a tip which led them to the home of a 15-year-old boy, suspected to have been the person train personnel saw.

“The child was OK and had not been stuck by the train,” Lawless said.

Lawless said if it can be confirmed that the boy was the person train personnel saw, the sheriff’s office and railroad police would pursue trespassing charges.



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