Counselors Available After Teen Killed by Train

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CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) -- Grief counselors are being made available at Charlotte High School a day after a 16-year-old student was struck and killed by a freight train.

The Lansing State Journal reports that counselors will be available until noon Saturday at the school, southwest of Lansing.

Matt Wagner was walking home from school along railroad tracks shortly after 3 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a Canadian National Railway train.

The 10th-grader was about a block from his home when he was hit. Friends say Wagner often took that route home from school.

Charlotte Police Chief Bill Callahan called Wagner's death "an accident" and says "in a town like this, the trains go by all the time."

The train was stopped for several hours Friday as authorities conducted their investigation.

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