SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A teenager is dead after she was hit by a train while crossing the railroad tracks Monday evening in San Marcos. Witnesses said she was looking at her phone when she was hit, according to police.
Officials said it happened on CM Allen Parkway just after 5 p.m. San Marcos Police responded to the area and found Letzy Jaramillo, 16, had been hit and killed by an oncoming train.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Traffic along the roadway near Children’s Park was backed up as police investigated the crash. Officers said the scene was cleared by about 8:51 p.m.
The San Marcos Fire Department also responded to the scene Monday night.