NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa.(KDKA) – There are new details on a 15-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a train over the weekend.READ MORE: West Virginia Woman Admits She Was Paid For Trafficking Teen
Highlands High School officials are helping grieving students and staff in the wake of the tragedy.
The victim was 15-year-old Kodey Heckman was a junior firefighter.
The Summit Hose Company posted on Facebook that Heckman was a fun loving, caring and devoted member of the fire department.READ MORE: Friends, Family Hold Funeral Service For 15-Year-Old Steven Eason And Call For Justice
Heckman also attended Highlands High School. According to the Tribune Review, administrators and counselors will be available to speak to students and staff on Monday.
Grief counselors from Wesley Family Services also will be at the school to assist.
KDKA reached out to the train company- Norfolk Southern. The company said the victim was lying on the tracks near the Center Street crossing in Tarentum.MORE NEWS: 3 People Shot Near Lower Burrell’s Kinloch Volunteer Fire Department In Westmoreland County
The train’s crew sounded the horn and put the brakes on, but couldn’t avoid hitting him.