Claremore police identify teen killed by train


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Christian Brasher
Christian Brasher
Updated: 4/16/2012 4:29 pm Published: 4/16/2012 2:32 am


CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Claremore police have identified a teen struck and killed by a train on Sunday night.

Assistant Police Chief Charles Downum says 16-year old Christian Brasher died when trying to run across a train track with a friend.  Downum says Brasher and an 18-year old friend were trying to beat the train.  The 18-year old was on a skateboard and made it across the tracks safely.

Police say the incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. at a railroad crossing at Seventh Street and Missouri Avenue in Claremore.

Police say no one on the Union Pacific freight train was injured.



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christianloved - 4/17/2012 12:48 PM
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He was 16 and he was not on a skateboard there was only one of then on a skateboard christian was on foot.As one of his friends he will be missed dearly he was a good kid he did alot of good for his friends there was not a day that went by that he did not help his friends out he could make you smile when you were down i should know.his gone for now but one day all of our friends will back geting hugs and smiles from him its not goodbye IT SEE YOU LATER in heaven.R.I.P CHRISTIAN 4/15/2012 we all love you and hope u can see that kisses ans hugs your friend mikahla

LilZooieLuv - 4/17/2012 10:30 AM
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Christian is loved and is missed dearly by all of his big loving family including me. Not a day goes by that he doesn't run through my mind. He showed me how to do so much just by being him. His smile, hugs and long conversations with countless laughs. I pray that even though we came frome two different walks in life that God will bless me with the type of love he had for not just people that he knew but, even people that he didn't know. I am so blessed that I got to know him. Judgement not be passed from me to him. It never did and never will. I know better and was raised to give mercy and patience to everyone because we are all humans and make more mistakes then breaths we take. Not all people use it for good but I can honestly say that I didnt know what I was losing before I lost him physically because I know he is still with us in the hearts of the ones he loved. If he loved you, you knew it cuz he would never let you forget it. He not only got along with people his age, he got along with people younger and older as well. He is everything I could ever want in a friend and he showed me. You are appreciated, my dear friend. "Gone but NEVER forgotten" R.I.P Christian.

mustangdriver - 4/16/2012 4:52 PM
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The loud horns, crossing lights, and even the drop down arms, are there for a reason. Stories like this are a shame to come across, but if we don't pay attention to what has happened in the past, then history will repeat itself. A little surprised to see that the article contained the fact that no one on the cargo train was injured...well no shite sherlock lol. :)

watchdog11 - 4/16/2012 4:46 PM
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Cute little skater kid....shame, so young, I see them downtown doing such dangerous things every day on those skateboards, surprized more don't die. I took my kid to the old skate park on the river back when he was young and wanted to skateboard...teenagers just take too many chances, if more parents saw what their kids are doing downtown they would take away the skateboards.

whatintheworld - 4/16/2012 12:43 PM
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CLAREMORE, Oklahoma - A 16-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a train in downtown Claremore late Sunday night. It happened at about 9 p.m. at a crossing at 7th and Missouri. Assistant Police Chief Charles Downum told News On 6 said the teen lived near the tracks. "He was close to home," Downum said. The boy and an 18-year-old friend were trying to beat the train on skateboards. The 18-year-old made it across the tracks, but the other teen did not. Police say the very distraught family has requested that they not release the boy's name immediately. The boy was rushed to a Claremore hospital where he was pronounced dead. The teen was a 9th grader at Claremore High School, according to the school superintendent. No one aboard the Burlington Northern freight train was injured in the incident.

whatintheworld - 4/16/2012 10:12 AM
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My prayers are with this family .. so so so so so sad to hear this :(
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