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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Hundreds gathered in Northeast Minneapolis Sunday night to remember a 15-year-old boy who died after jumping onto a freight train with his friends.

Candles burned during a vigil for Chris Hanson, the Columbia Heights sophomore who died Thursday night while train-hopping.

A railroad worker found Hanson’s body the night after his mother had warned Hanson and his friends about the dangers of jumping onto trains.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that Hanson died of multiple blunt force injuries.

Hanson’s family hopes other teens will honor Chris by not train-hopping anymore.

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