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By Zach Spadt
Staff Writer 

Thermopolis youth killed by passing train identified


November 11, 2015

WORLAND — A Thermopolis boy who was struck by a freight train in Thermopolis Sunday has been named.

Gavin Jacobson, 12, of Thermopolis was struck and killed by a passing Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train Sunday at approximately 9:38 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Thermopolis Police Department Chief Steve Shay said.

Shay said the train crew spotted Jacobson “well before” the train struck him. Despite engaging the train’s brakes, the crew was unable to stop the train. The train crew also sounded the train’s horn, but Jacobson was unable to hear the oncoming tra...

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