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Death of teen struck by train ruled accidental

Staff report

The Buda Police Department Monday ruled the death of Dahlstrom Middle School student Tanley Yacos, who was killed by a train on March 26, as accidental. 

According to a city press release, the Buda Police Department reached its finding as part of the completion of its investigation. 

Per the release, an official cause of death will not be listed by Hays County Justice of the Peace No. 5 Judge Scott Cary until an inquest is complete. 

Cary ordered an autopsy and a toxicology report done on March 26. The results of the toxicology report have not come back. 

Yacos was killed in the early morning hours March 26 after she was struck by a train. At roughly 1:50 a.m. March 26, Buda Police responded to a call from a Union Pacific engineer at the railroad tracks between the South Loop 4 and Houston Street railroad crossings. Yacos was struck by a southbound  train as she walked on the tracks. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Cary.

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