Teenager hit and killed by train in Sterling

UPDATE: Sterling Police has identified the victim as 14-year-old Jacob R. Willamson of Sterling, IL.

STERLING, Ill (KWQC) – A teenager is dead after being hit by a train in Sterling around noon Sunday.

Officers say the teen was on the tracks about 500 feet west of the Avenue K crossing.

He was taken to CGH Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The teen’s identification is being withheld until family has been notified.

No word yet on the age of the teen. The investigation is ongoing.

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