Rockford Scanner: 15 Year Old Girl Is Dead After Being Hit By A Train




Morrison Police Investigate Train vs. Pedestrian Fatal Incident
Pedestrian Identified

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at approximately 4:21 a.m., the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call from Union Pacific Railway of an incident involving a pedestrian and their train in an area just east of the Jackson Street railroad crossing in Morrison. A Union Pacific Railway train was traveling westbound on the north set of tracks and struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by Whiteside County Coroner Joe McDonald.

The pedestrian was Samara Ann Elizabeth Braham, age 15, of Morrison.

Agencies that responded and assisted the Morrison Police with this incident were the Morrison Fire Department, Morrison Community Hospital Emergency Medical Services, Whiteside County Coroner, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and Union Pacific Railway Police.

No other information is being released as this incident remains under investigation by the Morrison Police Department and Whiteside County Coroner.




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