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Georgia Teen Dies While Playing "Chicken" With Train

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Police in Rome, Georgia, say a teenager died while playing a game of chicken with a freight train. Police in Rome, Georgia, say a teenager died while playing a game of chicken with a freight train.
ROME, GA. -

Police in Rome, Georgia, say a teenager died while playing a game of chicken with a freight train.

WSB-TV reports that 17-year-old Malik Cortez Johnson was playing on train tracks with friends early Sunday. Police say the teens were lying on the tracks and jumping off at the last minute as a train approached. Authorities say all the youth got off the tracks except Johnson, who was killed.

Police don't believe anyone on the Norfolk Southern train did anything improperly. Norfolk Southern is assisting with the investigation.

Police say Johnson was a student at Rome Middle School.

 

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