Teen died from train-hopping

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A 15-year-old boy was found dead near some train tracks in Northeast Minneapolis.

Christopher Hanson was warned by his mother the night before that hopping off and on freight trains behind their house was dangerous. However, the day after, his body was found at about 10.20 p.m. Thursday by a rail worker, according to the Pioneer Press. He had been train-hopping with his friends again.

According to the Pioneer Press, the medical examiner said that Hanson died of "multiple blunt-force craniocerebral injuries".

The Star Tribune wrote that Chris' last conversation with his mother, Melissa Standal, was just 20 minutes before the railroad worker found his body. He had called to ask if she could give his friends rides back home.

Standal told the Star Tribune that she hopes other teens will learn from her son's story and that her son's death might save lives.

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