15-year-old who died after being hit on Pope Lick train trestle identified

15-year-old who died after being hit on Pope Lick train trestle identified
A teenage girl was killed after being hit by the train, while another was rushed to a local hospital. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A 15-year-old who died after she was hit by a train at the Pope Lick train trestle has been identified.

Louisville Metro police were called to the incident at 13389 Taylorsville Road around 9:10 p.m. on Sunday.

Savannah Bright and another girl, who family members identified as Kaylee, were on the tracks when a train approached and were not able to get down before they were hit, according to the Jefferson County Deputy Coroner’s office.

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Savannah was pronounced dead at the scene. A GoFundMe page has been set up for Bright’s family to help cover funeral expenses.

Kaylee was taken to University of Louisville Hospital. Kaylee’s grandmother, Patty Crume, told WAVE 3 News on Monday that Kaylee was stable. There is also a GoFundMe page for Kaylee to help with her hospital bills.

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