Lenexa girl struck, killed by train

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas juvenile has died after being struck by a freight train, and authorities are calling her death an apparent suicide.

Lenexa police and first responders were called to the scene in the Kansas City suburb shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. The girl was taken to a hospital and later died.

Investigators said Monday the girl had been standing on the tracks in the path of the oncoming Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. The engineer summoned authorities.

Police say the girl was a student at Olathe Northwest High School.


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