Police identify 16-year-old fatally hit by train in Independence

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Scene of train death in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A teenager is dead after being hit by a train in Independence.

Police say they found 16-year-old John M. Crownover of Independence,  on the railroad tracks near west Southside Boulevard and 23rd Street just after 8 p.m. on Friday.

They say the investigation is ongoing.