(Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the victim’s identity.)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons are investigating a fatal railroad accident in Castlewood State Park.
According to Officer Adrian Washington, a county police spokesman, the accident took place around 4 p.m. in the 1400 block of Kiefer Creek Road.
Officers located a young male on the ground near the tracks. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was later identified as Caleb Balaban of St. Clair, Missouri. He was 17.