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Teen hit, killed by train in Morrisville

Posted June 11, 2012
Updated June 12, 2012

— A train struck and killed a 15-year-old girl along railroad tracks at Morrisville Carpenter and Chapel Hill roads Monday evening, a Morrisville town spokeswoman said.

Jessica Fladung was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are calling her death an apparent suicide.

Spokeswoman Stephanie Smith said police talked to the train conductor to piece together what lead to Fladung's death. 

The wreck caused major traffic delays during the evening commute.


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  • lisa4 Jun 21, 2012

    aldonnaeldridge....so sorry to read this about your niece. Praying for strength for you and your family during this tragic loss.

  • sjb2k1 Jun 15, 2012

    so sad.

  • aldonnaeldridge Jun 15, 2012

    She just turned 15 in March... please get it right? She was loved, had a twin, and a older, and younger sister. I am her Aunt.. R.I.P SWEET JESSICA, I love you..

  • aldonnaeldridge Jun 15, 2012

    R.I.P My sweet niece..you will always be loved and remembered...wish I could of been there, have not seen you since 2005,had no clue you felt so sad and alone.love Aunt Allie...

  • luvstoQ Jun 14, 2012

    sinenomine, it says in the article it was a suspected suicide. Is so sad that a young teen sees nothing in life worth living for. So sorry for family and friends.

  • raysson Jun 14, 2012

    Only 15 years old. Have a future ahead of her to end this tragic. My sympathies to the family and friends of this young lady who had hopes and aspiring dreams just to be shattered this young in life.

  • raysson Jun 14, 2012

    That intersection between Morrisville-Carpenter Road at Highway 54 at that railroad crossing is one of the most dangerous intersections in the state.

  • NCLivin18 Jun 13, 2012

    My daughters went to middle school with this young lady...my deepest condolences to the family.

  • sundown6074 Jun 12, 2012

    She was on her hands and knees looking directly at the train.I dont see how things could ever get that bad to take this action.Prayers to the family and the train crew that I know personally.

  • writetanisha Jun 12, 2012

    Wow so sad.....i hate she was goin threw whatever she was goin threw to make this decision....