Rutland Teen Killed by Train While Walking on Tracks

VERMONT STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Pedestrian vs. Train Death Investigation in West Rutland, VT

Detective Sergeant Albert Abdelnour, Bureau of Criminal Investigation – Troop C – Rutland Barracks, 802-773-9101

West Rutland, VT – 6/9/13 – Today, June 9, at approximately 5:16PM Ryan Lessard, age 19 of West Rutland, was walking on the railroad tracks in Center Rutland with his headphones in listening to music. A train traveling westbound came upon the victim. The operator of the train sounded his whistle and attempted to stop, but was unable to do so and struck the victim. The victim was killed immediately.

Lessard was transported to the Vermont Office of the Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.

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