Friends remember 16-year-old boy killed by train in Sussex, N.B.

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SUSSEX, N.B. - A 16-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a train on the weekend was described by his friends Monday as a daredevil who loved riding dirt bikes and being outdoors.
Nevin Tyrell Coates died early Saturday after being clipped by a train as he walked along the track after dark with a friend.
"The way Nevin was, he had an attitude," said friend Lakrissha Daniels. "He was the type if you told him he couldn't do something, he would just to prove he could."
Friends place a cross, notes, flowers and packages of Export A - his cigarette of choice - near the spot where Coates was hit as the train made its way through this dairy town at 2 a.m.
"I feel closer to him here," said Lily Lisson, his cousin.
Coates, 16, of Southfield died shortly after paramedics rushed him to hospital in Saint John, N.B.
RCMP Sgt. Bruce Reid said that shortly before the accident, an officer spoke to Coates and his friend in downtown Sussex to tell them it was time to get home.
They set out on foot toward the friend's house, taking the train tracks as a shortcut.
Police said the two teens moved off the tracks when they saw a train coming, but Coates didn't move far enough and he was clipped.
Reid said the officer who spoke to the two teens shortly before the accident didn't note any obvious signs of impairmen

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Sussex, Southfield, Saint John

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