12-Year-Old Dies From Injuries After Being Hit By Train

Posted at 8:26 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 20:26:49-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The 12-year-old boy hit by a train Friday night in London has died at UK Medical Center from his injuries. 

He was hit by a southbound train off Robinson Creek Road, near the water plant overpass, eight miles south of London Friday night. He died Monday at approximately 6:32 p.m.

Sheriff’s officials later confirmed to LEX 18 that the boy lived about a mile from the tracks and his family was looking for him at the time of the accident. 

Authorities are trying to determine why the boy was on the tracks at night. Neighbors told LEX 18 that they believed the boy may have been autistic but this has not been confirmed.