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St. Paul Teen Survives Run-In With Train

The Star Tribune reported Friday a St. Paul teenager miraculously survived after being hit by the entire length of train in Newport.

DeJarriell Burgin, 19, was found by Newport police around 11:40 p.m. Thursday when train operators called authorities after they saw a man laying in the middle of the tracks. They were unable to stop the train in time they reached Burgin.

76 rail cars and four locomotives passed over Burgin who only sustained bruises reported the Pioneer Press. Officials believe Burgin heard a train coming at the last second and lay down between the tracks near the Glen Road overpass.

Police said Burgin walked to the railroad tracks after an argument with his girlfriend at a gas station erupted shortly around 11:30 p.m.