Teenager killed in Des Moines train accident

Posted on Apr 28, 2014

A teenager was killed a little after 1:00 AM on Monday, April 21st when he apparently tried to climb onto the side of a moving train.  Phillip Tyshawn Simmons, 18, was apparently waiting with friends at a rail crossing and tried to board the train in an attempt to cross to the other side.  Mr. Simmons fell was caught beneath the train, and was dragged.  The train operator was notified of the accident and stopped the train while police investigated.  The accident occurred on Des Moines’s east side, in the 2000 block of Des Moines Street.

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