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Teen dies when struck by train in Nevada County

A teen died when he was struck by a train on Sunday while looking down at the Truckee River while on a bridge in Nevada County, according to sheriff’s deputies.

Anthony William Schafer, 13, of Sun Valley, Nev., was hit by the train while observing the river from the south side of the railway bridge near Farad, which is between Truckee and Reno.

A helicopter crew flew to the bridge to render aid but the teen was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy’s death is being investigated by the Nevada County Sheriff’s-Coroner’s Office and Union Pacific Railroad.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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