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Rail crossing death: Teen wearing headphones didn't hear train

August 30, 2019 11:33 am
Keenan Matthes Photo: Facebook

An Auckland teenager was “lost in his music” and concentrating on his running when he was struck by a train and killed two years ago, a coroner has found.

Keenan Matthes was out for a run when he was hit at the Ranui Train Station yesterday morning.

Police said the 16-year-old had been wearing headphones and was unaware the train was approaching as he crossed the tracks.

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Family members learned of his death after coming across the scene as they searched for him.

A number of people have posted messages on Facebook, calling him an amazing and bright person, who was gone too soon.

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