Boy hit and killed by freight train in northwest Indiana

December 22, 2012 (EAST CHICAGO, Ind.)

The boy, identified as Jaylen Harris, was hit on the CSX railroad tracks near Baring and Lewis Place just before 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses say the boy lived nearby. Train safety is an ongoing problem, according to neighbors.

Investigators are trying to figure out why the boy was on the tracks.

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