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Police: Fairmount 13-year-old boy dies after being struck by train

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FAIRMOUNT, Ind.  – Authorities in Fairmount confirm a 13-year-old boy was struck and killed by a train Thursday afternoon.

At around 4:49 p.m., Fairmont police were dispatched to the 500 block of S. Factory St. in reference to a male subject being struck by a train.

Officers located the 13-year-old and he was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the victim Friday as Bryce Deeter, a student at Madison Grant United School Corporation.

Police said it happened near a school, meaning students and staff witnessed the crash or the aftermath.