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Police investigating death of Wayne County High School student

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JESUP, GA (WTOC) -

A Wayne County High School student died Saturday afternoon after being struck by a train on an overpass near Highway 84 in Jesup.

18-year old Shaquille Morgan was walking near the tracks when he was hit. 

The conductor of the train said he blew his horn, hit the emergency brakes and went out to the deck of the train to try and get Morgan's attention.

According to deputies, the conductor told them that Morgan was wearing headphones at the time. By the time Morgan saw the train, he tripped and fell onto the tracks.

Morgan was a member of the Wayne County High School basketball team.

Norfolk Southern and the Wayne County Sheriff's office are investigating the incident, but do not believe any foul play was involved.

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