The Jersey Shore family and community are mourning a 15-year-old boy who died after being hit by a train in Point Pleasant Beach over the weekend.
The family identified the boy as Raul Cartagena. He celebrated his 15th birthday on July 13th, a month before his birthday.
The New Jersey Transit Police said the boy was killed around 4:30 pm on Sunday. He was hit by a train on his North Jersey Coastline at the intersection of Foreman’s Avenue. Cartagena was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.
On Monday morning, friends and family erected a memorial at the site. They say Cartagena was about to enter high school and was expected to be on the wrestling team.
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The Superintendent of Point Pleasant Borough School District issued the following statement: The student died yesterday in a tragic accident. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and our entire community during this difficult time. ”
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The cause of the incident is under investigation. No other injuries were reported.