Owego Police have released the name of the 17-year-old boy who was killed after being hit by a train while walking on the tracks May 1 near Depot and State Streets in Owego.

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Police say Owego Free Academy student Kyle Davis was killed shortly before 3 p.m. and the circumstances surrounding the death are still under investigation.

Residents in the area said it is not unusual to see children on and around the tracks and some of the young people reportedly have “played chicken” as trains have approached.  Police, however, have not indicated that any horseplay was involved and have not provided any information about whether anyone else was at the scene when the boy was hit by the Norfolk Southern train.