LIVONIA — A Louisiana teenager playing a game with friends on train tracks was killed this weekend when some equipment threw him under one of the cars.

Law enforcement officials tell The Advocate that 17-year-old Brandt Torres and three friends had been placing coins on train tracks to watch them be crushed early Sunday. Torres lay on the ground inches from the passing cars. A ladder hanging off one of the cars caught him, tossing him under the train. He was just south of a Union Pacific rail yard in Livonia, and he died about 1:30 a.m.

Authorities say Torres nearly died



  1. Sounds like this kid has zero commonsense. The weight of the train could have squeezed the coins out like bullets. And with him laying inches from the rail, that would have killed him.

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