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6/25/05-Kilgore

East Texas Teen Killed On The Train Tracks

Two East Texas teens were playing on railroad tracks Saturday afternoon, when one could not get away from the train on time. 18-year-old David Lee Roy Turner was killed. He told his friend who was with him, if he lay down on the tracks, the train would stop for him.

They were on the tracks in Kilgore beneath the Highway 42 overpass around 4:00 p.m."

Kilgore police say when David Lee Roy Turner of Longview saw the train coming, he was urged by his friend to get off quickly. His friend noticed the train was not slowing down, but Turner could not move quickly enough. He was struck and killed.

Turner's friend was taken to a local hospital. He received cuts and bruises in the incident.

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