Transcript for Virginia Train Trestle Victims Identified
To a dangerous new trend on train tracks. A surge in people injured and killed with more incidents over the weekend. A young Virginia man was killed. His friend barely escaped with his life. Reporter: In this most recent case, a group of friends hanging out in an incredibly dangerous place. A train trestle. Thistoria bridges, banged up but alive. Her friend, Jonathan Gregoire died instantly. I just hit kids on a bridge. A train emergency on the bridge, over. Reporter: Police say they were with two other friends on the track spanning the James river when the train approached, unable to stop. We hit one for sure. I'm not sure what happened to the other one, over. Reporter: Bridges' grandfather tells ABC news that she survived by curling up into a ball and leaning off the side of the track. Gregoire had posted this picture just one week ago on the tracks where he lost his life. All this despite signs wan warning not to enter. Since 2012, nearly 900 people have been injured or killed TRE trespassing on tracks. Sara Jones died while filming "Midnight rider." The train going through the trestle. I looked at my left leg. It was pretty much gone. Reporter: Mark shares his story. A short cut across train trackstracks forever changed his life. Norfolk southern rail road company saying we constantly try to raise awareness that it is illegal and dangerous.
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