A Clay County Florida teen, Wesley Whiddon, 17, died as a result of injuries sustained after being hit by a train.
Wesley and friends were fishing on a bridge on private property over Black Creek when a train approached the area. Two friends were able to avoid the train. Wesley did not. Although Wesley was a star football player – he was not match with the train. Investigation is under way regarding this incident. Mary Maraghy, a Jacksonville Times Union reporter, wrote that the No Trespassing Signs were posted in the area. You can read more about this incident at Freight Train Kills Fleming Island Florida Youth. Child deaths like this one are especially tough for the family, friends, and community. Wesley was well liked and had a bright future ahead of him. The tragedy ended a life on unfulfilled potential.