An 11-year-old girl was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Florida while she was looking down 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.
The Amtrak train’s conductor told Polk County Sheriff’s Office that he immediately slammed on the breaks and blew the horn repeatedly to try and warn White.
But she was distracted and didn’t notice the train, ABC Action News reported.
The train, with 12 passengers on board, was travelling at 68mph when it hit the teenager.
White was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Amtrak train was traveling southbound towards Winter Haven at approximately 68 mph.
In a statement from Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd he said ‘We are completely heartbroken and send our deepest condolences to Yazmin White’s family.’
‘This is a tragedy no parent or family should ever have to go through. Please keep them in your prayers.’
The principal of Davenport School of the Arts where White attended said the young girl was a talented musician and was a piano major at the school.
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