Teen dies in train hopping incident

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The body of a 15-year-old boy was found near railroad tracks in northeast Minneapolis on Thursday night, the Star Tribune reports.

The body of Christopher Hanson was found less than two miles from where he lived in northeast Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Police were dispatched to tracks near 14th Avenue Northeast and Fillmore Street at about 10:20 p.m. after a railroad employee found the teen dead, police spokesman Sgt. Steve McCarty said on Friday.

The cause of death is multiple blunt force craniocerebral injuries, the Star Tribune reports.

WCCO News reports two of Hanson's friends were train-hopping with Hanson the night of his death. They were able to jump to safety, Hanson was not.

The night before Hanson died, his mother, Melissa Standal, said she talked to her son and his friends about train-hopping and how dangerous it was, according to WCCO.

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