Mar 25, 2014 4:35 AM
CALIFORNIA - A 16-year-old girl is fighting for her life and her late boyfriend is being hailed as a hero after the pair were struck by a train.
Mickayla Friend of Marysville, California is in critical condition; her boyfriend Mateus Moore was killed instantly.
The pair were struck while walking to a school dance Saturday evening.
People taking in a baseball game near the tracks watched helplessly as the train approached the pair.
"The engineer was on the horn," said Sean Stark, who saw the incident happen. "Then finally, they both looked back at the same time."
Stark said the teenage boy made a split second decision.
"They would have both been underneath that train if he didn't push her out of the way at the last second," said Stark.
"It's her first boyfriend, and her first love," Alithya Friend, Mickayla's sister said. "And she just got it taken away from her in an instant."
5 hours ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more