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18-year-old killed in train versus vehicle crash in Somerville

Somerville police have identified the victim in Friday’s crash
Switchback Road is shut down while police investigate a crash between a train and vehicle.
Switchback Road is shut down while police investigate a crash between a train and vehicle.(KBTX)
Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 8:59 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2021 at 4:00 PM CST
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SOMERVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - Somerville ISD Superintendent Karla Sparks confirms the victim in Friday’s fatal train versus car crash was a student at Somerville High School.

The crash happened at Switchback Road and Highway 36 around 7:50 a.m. Somerville Police Chief Jake Sullivan said the victim was 18-year-old AhMari Rai Mouton. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say their investigation indicates that Mouton disregarded the traffic control arms at the train crossing.

Sparks said they will release students from Somerville High School at 12:30 p.m. Friday and counselors are available for any student who needs them. Buses will also run for high school students. The elementary and intermediate schools are on regular schedules.

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