Here at TRR we have an official policy of ridiculing people when they hurt or kill themselves in ways which include wild animals or trains. It's in our bylaws so we have no choice. Well, the latest report is about a minor so I'll go easy on him, but still......
A teenager was killed Sunday when he was hit by a train in Waverly.
Don Reichhardt, a Waverly police officer, says 16-year-old Malcolm Pezzano stopped to tie his shoe while crossing the tracks and was hit by a westbound Norfolk Southern freight train.
Reichhardt said the teen was walking in an area without a railroad crossing.
Did you catch that? "...stopped to tie his shoes." How dumb do you have to be to stop on railroad tracks to tie your shoes, and then stay there when you see and hear a train coming your way, in the only place the train could be....on the tracks? I'm sorry for this kid's parents, but let's hope he was too young to have sired any stupid offspring.