Missouri boy, 14, struck and killed by Amtrak train

Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 9:29 a.m. CDT; updated 3:54 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 31, 2012

KIRKWOOD — An investigation continues into a fatal accident involving a teenager who was struck by an Amtrak train in St. Louis County.

Authorities early Thursday identified the victim as 14-year-old Cameron Vennard of Oakland. He was walking along the track Wednesday afternoon in Kirkwood when he was struck by a westbound train.

Authorities say he was wearing headphones. The train sounded its horn trying to warn the teen.

Cameron had just completed middle school and would have attended Kirkwood High School in the fall.

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James Krewson May 31, 2012 | 12:17 p.m.

I am just waiting for some progressive liberal to say we need to ban headphone use within 100ft of a railroad track.

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Louis Schneebaum May 31, 2012 | 12:27 p.m.

I win, because I was waiting for a moron to say something irrelevant.

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Jim Michaelson May 31, 2012 | 2:16 p.m.

@ Louis - you didn't have to wait for James to post. Your post all by itself would have made you a winner.

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