Crafton teen dies after train hits him under West End Bridge
A Crafton teen died when a train hit him beneath the West End Bridge near West Carson Street on Sunday, authorities said.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Jessie Numer, 18. Police believe Numer might have been fishing by the bridge when a motorist dropped off a bag of chicken for him, Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Scott Schubert said.
As Numer walked back toward the riverfront, he paused by the tracks and bent over as a train was approaching, blowing its horn. The train knocked him about 30 feet, Schubert said.
The person who dropped off the food took Numer to Allegheny General Hospital in the North Side, where doctors pronounced him dead at 11:17 p.m., the medical examiner's office said.
Pittsburgh police, fire and EMS responded to the incident about 5:15 p.m.
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