(Heavy) — Investigators are searching for answers after a 14-year-old boy was killed by an oncoming train. Sam Connor of Ashford, Surrey in the UK, was at the Chertsey railway station with classmates when he suddenly slid off the platform and laid on the tracks.
Authorities are trying to determine if the boy killed himself in front of approximately 50 classmates after being bullied or if it was a prank that went terribly wrong.
The incident occurred on July 15 around 4 p.m. Sam was with other students at the station waiting for the South Western Railway train to arrive. Classmates said Sam seemed to be in good spirits prior to his death.
Sam reportedly handed off his school bag, cell phone and a note to a classmate, then descended onto the tracks and lied down. Students on the platform began pleading with him to get off the tracks as the train approached. …
Lewis said a paramedic-in-training, who happened to be on the train, ran through the cars to exit. She jumped down on the tracks to provide first aid, but collapsed and began to sob when she saw Sam.