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Kenosha County boy hit by train Friday

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities in Kenosha County say a 16 year old boy didn’t hear the train which hit him, because he was listening to his headphones.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

The incident happened Friday just after 7 a.m.

The teenager was walking on Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks near State Highway 50 in Pleasant Prairie. The train’s emergency brakes were used and the warning horn was sounded, but the boy apparently didn’t hear.

Emergency responders say he was conscious and alert when they arrived and he was taken to a local hospital, then moved by helicopter to Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee.

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