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Teen struck, killed by train in South Austin

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A teenage girl has died after being struck by a train in South Austin.

The accident happened just before 7 p.m. on the track near West Dittmar Road and Manchac.

According to Austin Police, the train engineer reported seeing someone sitting on the tracks. The engineer blew the horn but could not avoid hitting the girl.

Austin-Travis County EMS says the victim was located about a ΒΌ mile from the back of the train.

The circumstances leading up to the deadly accident are unclear at this time.

The incident is under investigation.

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