Counselors Available After Teen Killed by Train

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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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  • by David Location: Charlotte on Apr 27, 2013 at 07:46 PM
    I am sorry for the family of this youg man, I will pray for them that God will send them comfort. I would also like to say that this is the church that I attend. And that Pastor Randy Royston is one of the Godlist men that I have ever had that chance to meet. And that the pepol of NHC are some of the most caring pepol that I have ever worshiped with. And I am proud to be a member, to the family you have my deepist regrets and I hope that some good can come out of this God bless , Ps Jesus loves you .
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