Minneapolis boy dead after train-hopping accident

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A teenage boy was found dead near railroad tracks in northeast Minneapolis Thursday after train hopping with friends, according to the Star Tribune and Kare 11.

Chris Hanson, 15, was found by a railroad employee around 10:20 p.m. along the tracks near 14th and Fillmore Street Northeast. Hanson sustained multiple blunt-force head injuries, according to the Star Tribune.

Hanson's mom, Melissa Standal said she tried to warn Hanson against train hopping after finding out the night before he had sometime jumped on and off moving trains, according to Kare 11.

"As sad as it is that I had to lose my son... I hope he might save other people's lives," Standal said, according to the Star Tribune.

A memorial fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank.

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