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Westwood ISD student struck, killed by train in Anderson County

A 14-year-old boy has been struck by a train and killed in southwestern Anderson County.

The teen, now identified as 14 year old Michael Colgrove, his 30-year-old stepfather, 11-year-old brother and a 14-year-old friend parked off a county road in Long Lake and walked about half a mile down the railroad tracks to a trestle, where the accident occurred about noon Saturday.

The group was out shooting, said Anderson County Chief Deputy Troy Black. They were almost to the opposite end of the trestle when the accident occurred.

"When the train came around the bend, everybody laid down," Black said, "but this one boy didn't make it. There's very little room."

Long Lake is a rural community about 11 miles southwest of Palestine. Hargrove was a student at Westwood ISD. KLTV 7 will have more for you on this story tonight on KLTV 7 News at 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 10:00 pm.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com

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