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Apparently, Children, and Memes: 11-Year Old Wearing Earbuds and On Cellphone Killed By Amtrak Train While Crossing TrackS@balleraler 11-Year Old Wearing Earbuds and On Cellphone Killed By Amtrak Train While Crossing Tracks - blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An 11-year-old of Haines City, Florida was struck and killed by an Amtrak Train as she returned from getting soda and snacks for her and her brother. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, Yazmin Smith had earbuds in her ears and was looking at her cellphone as she walked towards the tracks. The train was traveling 68 mph. The conductor told investigators that he blew the horn for about a quarter of a mile while trying to stop the train. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Yazmin walked up and over the tracks with her earbuds in and never, ever, ever heard the train until the absolute last second, when she looked up and it was too late,” Judd said. “She tried to jump off the tracks, and she died as a result of being hit by the train.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yazmin was a fifth grader at Davenport School of the Arts, who was home with her 9-year- old brother that day. Smith’s brother was home napping when she decided to go to for snacks. The children’s mother was on her way home from work at the time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to investigators, the earbuds have not been evaluated yet. “If you have noise-canceling earbuds, plus you have your favorite music in your ears, the end result is what, apparently, at this point in the investigation, we saw,” Judd said. “She never heard the train.”

11-Year Old Wearing Earbuds and On Cellphone Killed By Amtrak Train While Crossing Tracks - blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An 11-year...

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