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College Student, 21, Killed While Train-Hopping: Report

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A young college student died over the weekend while train-hopping in Pittsburgh, investigators say.

Lindsey Michaels was reportedly engaged in the dangerous practice with a companion when she fell between the trains and was dragged to her death on the city's South Side.

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The man who was with her suffered an ankle injury, according to CBS News.

The medical examiner's office identified the woman as 21-year-old Lindsey Marie Michaels, a junior at Carlow University, where she was pursuing a degree in biology.

In a statement, the school extended its "deepest sympathy" to Michaels' family and friends.

"The Carlow University community extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Carlow junior Lindsey Michaels, who died last night in a tragic accident on the South Side," the statement read. "We mourn her loss. Information about a memorial service on campus will be forthcoming. Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones."

Norfolk Southern, the operator of a coal train that passed through the area around the same time Michaels is believed to have been struck, also released a statement.

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"Norfolk Southern could not determine conclusively that the coal train was involved. No other Norfolk Southern trains were moving through that area at the time the incident was reported," the company said.

Walking on railroad tracks is illegal and dangerous, the statement added.

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