Distracted By Her Cellphone 11 Year Old Hit By Train


Haines City, Fla. (970 WFLA)-A girl apparently distracted by her cellphone is the victim of a deadly train collision. 

Polk County Deputies say Haines City eleven-year-old,  Yazmin White was killed yesterday afternoon while walking on the tracks near U.S. 17/92.  

The conductor of the Amtrak passenger  train told deputies the girl was looking down at her phone and despite blowing his horn repeatedly, she never got out of the way.  Deputies believe the girl also had headphones on and might not have heard the train coming.

"We are absolutely heartbroken over the loss of 11 yr old Yazmin White , who was fatally struck by a train in Haines City yesterday. This is a tragedy no parent or family should ever have to go through. Please keep them in your prayers." -Sheriff Judd

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