TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage boy was hit and killed by a train as he was taking his senior photos.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called out to the tracks the Union Pacific train was on near the Columbia River Highway in Troutdale around 6 p.m. Saturday.
KOIN reports the 17-year-old student was declared dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner’s Office has not released the identity of the student.
Union Pacific said none of the crew members were hurt.
The railroad said its thoughts were with the boy’s family and friends and it pleads with “parents, students and photographers to not take photos on or near the tracks.”