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Two Teens Hit & Killed By Train

By: Randy Yohe Email
By: Randy Yohe Email
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Students at Ironton Junior High are in mourning today after learning two of their classmates were killed after being hit by a train.

It happened around 4:00 pm Wednesday afternoon near the McPherson street crossing. This is a section of railroad tracks that run along U.S. 52 about a half mile east of Hanging Rock.

Police say three girls were walking along the tracks as the Norfolk & Southern coal train approached. One of the girls was able to jump out of the way. The two students killed are identified as 13-year old Lacy Parnell, and 14-year old Jamie Barker.

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