Katie Ackerson death – obituary, cause of death : Katie Ackerson, 15, has been identified and declared dead after her body was found in a drainage ditch on Wednesday.
Katie Ackerson has been identified as the person who dead after being struck by a train. Reports say she was walking around the lower railroad gates when the first train passed but was unfortunately struck by a second incoming train as she tried to cross the second track.
Police Chief Russell Idle said in a statement the department is “saddened by this horrific tragedy.”
“There are no words that can express the sympathy of this community to the parents and family of this young person who was taken from us way too soon,” Idle said.
She was a young and vibrant girl who had she whole life in front of her. She will be deeply missed.