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Teenager dies after crash with train

Sadly, a 16-year-old boy died in Afton, Oklahoma Friday when the truck he was riding in was hit by a train. Furthermore, the crash happened at the train crossing on County Road 210, which is east of Hwy 69 in Ottawa County. The driver of the truck was 18-year-old, Tyler Malinski, and after the accident, he was ejected fro the vehicle about 100 from the point of impact. Malinski suffered major injuries to his head, arm, and trunk. The 16-year-old passenger who was killed, was trapped inside the wreckage for almost an hour before he was freed. He was transported to a nearby hospital with leg, internal and external torso injuries, yet later died. Although the exact reason for the crash is still being investigated, it is known that the pickup truck was headed east on County Road 210 when it failed to yield for the oncoming train.

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