RUSSELL (AP) — Residents of Russell are mourning a 9-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a freight train.
Authorities in Russell said the boy, Isaac Ehrlich, was hit by a Union Pacific train on the west edge of town a little after 11 a.m. Thursday.
Witnesses said the boy had been playing on the railroad tracks.
Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said the train was going east from Denver to Salina. The accident is still under investigation pending interviews with witnesses and railroad officials.