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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

WTAMU Cheerleader killed by train



PHOTO (C) BRADY KENDRICK/VIA THE REPORTER'S EDGE
CANYON, TEXAS -- A 21-year-old West Texas A&M University cheerleader was killed early Tuesday morning in a train crash, police said.
According to the Canyon Police Department, officers arrived on the scene of a crash involving a vehicle and a train near the train tracks in the 100 block 4th Street just after midnight.
The student was identified as Shelbi McClure, officials said. McClure was a sophomore pre-nursing student from Lubbock, University officials said. She was also a cheerleader.
According to WT's student newspaper The Prairie, an administration-circulated email confirmed a candlelight vigil will happen tonight at 9 at the WT Pedestrian Mall.
She was pronounced dead by a Justice of the Peace.
An autopsy has been ordered and this crash remains under investigation, police said.

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