Amtrak train fatally strikes 11-year-old wearing headphones, looking at phone

HAINES CITY, Fla. – An 11-year-old Florida girl died Wednesday afternoon after she was hit by an Amtrak train while crossing the tracks, according to police.

The train’s engineer told investigators that the girl, identified as Yazmin White, of Haines City, had headphones in her ears and was looking at her cellphone when the train hit her, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, just a few hundred feet from her family’s home.


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