Polk County Girl, 11, Killed By Train After Failing To Hear On-Coming Locomotive

By  //  January 4, 2018

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Yazmin White Killed

ABOVE VIDEO: An 11-year-old girl was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Florida Wednesday after she failed to hear the train conductor’s horn blow while she was crossing the tracks, investigators said. (Fox 13 Video)

POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – An 11-year-old girl was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Florida Wednesday after she failed to hear the train conductor’s horn blow while she was crossing the tracks, investigators said.

Yazmin White was on the way home from a supermarket before walking through a wooded area and trying to cross over the railroad tracks, according to a media release.

Polk County detectives investigating the death said the conductor blew the train horn and started braking when he saw the girl attempting to cross the tracks. Investigators said Yazmin didn’t make any indication she was aware the train was approaching — and evidence revealed she was wearing headphones at the time.

The conductor also told police she was looking down at her phone while she was walking.

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