UPDATE: Teen Killed by Train in Kirkwood Identified

Michael Calhoun (@michaelcalhoun, mrcalhoun@cbs.com)

KIRKWOOD (KMOX) – A teenager wearing headphones was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Kirkwood on Wednesday.

14-year-old Cameron Vennard of Oakland  was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. He was walking on the tracks near the 300 block of Leffingwell Avenue at about 4:45 p.m.

The conductor blew the train’s horn to warn the victim, but was unable to stop.

An Amtrak representative told KMOX that the train, traveling from Kansas City, had 84 passengers on-board. The train was delayed for 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Cameron had just completed middle school and would have attended Kirkwood High School in the fall.

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