An 18-year-old Grand Prairie High School student died after he was struck by a train while trying to cross the tracks Thursday afternoon, police said.
Kedarion Cooper was with a group of teenagers who were trying to cross the tracks in front of a train around 4:30 p.m. at the 2300 block of West Main Street.
When Cooper attempted to cross the tracks, he was struck by a Union Pacific freight train.
Cooper, who celebrated his 18th birthday last week, was taken by CareFlite to Parkland Hospital in Dallas where he later died.
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