Train Kills Teen Who Pushed Girlfriend From Tracks

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Witnesses and family members say a Northern California teen pushed his girlfriend out of the way of an oncoming train before he was struck and killed.

MGN Online

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Witnesses and family members say a Northern California teen pushed his girlfriend away from the path of an oncoming train before he was struck and killed.

The girlfriend, 16-year-old Mickayla Friend, was still grazed and critically injured, though her mother, Sandy, said at a vigil Sunday that she was breathing on her own and walking.

Mickayla and her boyfriend, 16-year-old Mateus Moore, were headed to a store before going to a school dance Friday night in Marysville when they were struck by the Union Pacific freight train.

According to the Appeal-Democrat of Marysville, Sandy Friend said Mickayla told her Mateus pushed her as hard as he could. Witnesses to the train strike said Mateus' actions prevented Mickayla from being run over as well.

Police are looking into whether the teens were distracted.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 251989121 - kolotv.com/a?a=251989121
Gray Television, Inc.