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The Dansville Online
  • UPDATE: 17-year-old struck, killed by train

  •  The Livingston County Sheriff's Office said a 17-year-old girl, four days from her 18th birthday, was struck and killed by a train in the hamlet of Dalton this morning.

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  • The Livingston County Sheriff's Office said a 17-year-old girl, four days from her 18th birthday, was struck and killed by a train in the hamlet of Dalton this morning.
    Authorities say Kaylie M. Mann, 17, of Dalton, was killed when she was struck by a train about 100 feet from the Oakland Street crossing in Dalton.
    Mann would have turned 18 on Aug. 6.
    Area emergency crews rushed to the scene. Fire and police blocked traffic on route 24A while investigators probed the accident.
    There is no word yet on how Mann got into the train's path; authorities said it was an accident.
    The Norfolk Southern freight train was en-route to Binghamton from Buffalo. Authorities said the conductor and engineer tried to stop but it took them about three quarters of a mile to do so.
    The train was traveling at approximately 46 miles per hour at the time of the accident, within legal limits Major Chris Smith said.
    The investigation into the accident is continuing, the sheriff's department said.
    "The tragedy speaks loud and clear of the dangers of being near railroad tracks at any time.  Railroad Officials and Sheriff’s Investigators warn everyone to refrain from being near rail lines at any time," Sheriff John York said in a statement.
    Counseling support was available in the school counseling office, Keshequa Central School announced on the district web site.  Counseling was being made available Thursday until 7 p.m. and all day Friday starting at 9 a.m. 
     

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