Train fatally strikes 11-year-old girl looking at her phone

Train fatally strikes 11-year-old girl looking at her phone

Yazmin White left Carmelita's Food Mart in Haines City and was walking through the woods when she tried to cross over railroad tracks at an intersection.

Shortly after, she was hit by the passenger train traveling toward Winter Haven at 68 miles per hour.

Pictured, Haines City, Florida girl, Yazmin White. Wearing earbuds and looking down at her phone as she walked onto the rails, she didn't see the train until the last absolute moment. She died at the scene.

Yazmin, a talented musician, studied piano at the Davenport School of the Arts, where grief counselors were on hand when students returned from winter break, according to Fox 13 News. "This is a tragedy no parent or family should have to go through".

According to WTVT, Yasmin was on her way home from a convenience store and took a shortcut across the train tracks. "The engineer blew that horn solid for probably a quarter of a mile". The school will also be extending the counseling services to Yazmin's family as they grieve their daughter's death.

The Polk County Superintendent says they do teach students to be cautious in every situation, but that they will revisit more specific safety instructions when it comes to train tracks and being distracted by your phone while in public.

"She is going to be greatly missed ... by the students and the faculty", said Byrd.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office and Amtrak are both reportedly investigating the crash.



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