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Teen struck, killed by train in Daytona Beach

Giovanni Gonzales, age 17, was killed by this Florida East Coast train despite the conductor's efforts to warn him. 02-24-14
Giovanni Gonzales, age 17, was killed by this Florida East Coast train despite the conductor's efforts to warn him.
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Updated: 2/26 9:43 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A teenager was struck and killed by a train in Daytona Beach Monday night, according to Daytona Beach police.

Police said Giovanni Gonzalez, 17, of Daytona Beach was struck and killed by the train near Wilder Boulevard.

According to police, Gonzalez was walking northbound around 8:30 p.m. Police said as the southbound train approach Gonzalez the train's conductor sounded the horn in an attempt to get Gonzalez to move.

Police said as the Florida East Coast train got closer Gonzalez tried to jump out of the way but was struck by the train. He died while being transported to Halifax Hospital.

Police said they don't know why Gonzalez didn't move off the track earlier.

WFTV.com will update this story as more information becomes available. We will have more details on Channel 9 Eyewitness News Daybreak beginning at 5 a.m.

Video: WFTV Orlando
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