MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was found dead near a set of railroad tracks in northeast Minneapolis Thursday night, according to police.

Police said a railroad worker spotted the body Thursday night around 10:15 p.m. in the area of 14th Avenue NE and Fillmore Street and called police.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the boy early Friday evening as Christopher Hanson of Minneapolis. The examiner’s office ruled Hanson died of injuries suffered in a train mishap. He suffered multiple blunt force craniocerebral injuries as the incident happened about 225 feet from a railroad marker.

Minneapolis Police continue to investigate incident along with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Comments (13)
  1. Mike says:

    How many railroad tracks are in a set?

  2. Ines Beag says:

    Remember the employee in the office that uses a new word every day?
    That kid works for WCCO now. Can you just say died of head wounds, instead of “blunt force ‘craniocerebral’ injuries”.

    1. sad but true says:

      Compassion dude, a child just lost a life!

      1. lora says:

        he will be missed i new him for a long time he is the son of a close friend so sorry he had to end his life this way

  3. Covering a** up North says:

    No need to be a critic. That is why they use those words so someone can’t misunderstand there where’s and what’s. If someone doesn’t understand, that is how lawsuits happen.
    People are so lawsuit happy now.

  4. Saw BS says:

    Amy ……. Amy ……………………………Amy

  5. Tarts and *arts says:

    Amy was to drunk to be driving …… oh wait a minute. That don’t stop the killin’ beetch now does it

    1. Clint's loaded for the hunt says:

      Amy shot me off a wave as she was hijacking a train in Medina last week.
      Guess her attorney told her to stay off the roads huh
      What’s Joe say?

  6. Rufus Larkin says:

    Folks should not sleep on railroad tracks

  7. Brandon says:

    He was a real close friend and a team mate of mine. His dad was also a train jumper, but stopped after realizing the dangers. Chris’ mom had just talked to Chris the night before telling him how dangerous train hopping was. I guess he just wanted that last thrill…

    1. jackactionhero says:

      Didn’t ya’ll ever have 4-wheelers or girlfriends for thrills? Who even thinks of something so lame to do for fun?

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