DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A teenager was struck and killed by a train in Daytona Beach Monday night, according to Daytona Beach police.
Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt said 17-year-old Giovanni Gonzalez was holding a skateboard and facing the train when he was hit Monday night near Wilder Boulevard.
According to police, Gonzalez was walking northbound around 8:30 p.m.
Police said as the southbound train approached Gonzalez the train's conductor sounded the horn in an attempt to get Gonzalez to move.
Police said as the Florida East Coast train got closer Gonzalez tried to jump out of the way, but was struck by the train. He died while being transported to Halifax Hospital.