- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a train passed over teenage boy sleeping on the tracks in New Mexico, leaving him with only a broken elbow.

KRQE-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Q2GeB0 ) that the 15-year-old Isleta Pueblo boy was curled up on the tracks just before 8 a.m. Saturday when a Rail Runner train passed over him at about 62 mph.

Spokeswoman Augusta Meyers says the engineer thought he was looking at a pile of debris.

Meyers says it is very unusual for a train to run over someone without killing them.

Tribal police don’t plan to charge the teen, even though he was trespassing. They are investigating why he was sleeping on the tracks and waiting on toxicology tests to see whether he was drinking or had taken drugs.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, https://www.krqe.com


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