7.07.2012

"Guy hit by train in Alvord"


Edit: Turned out to be a teenage in Alvord who was walking on the tracks. Sounds like he had earphones in. There was at least one witness.

I think this is the fourth teenager killed in Alvord in the last couple of years.

Edit: The Messenger apparently posted a picture which they subsequently took down. I didn't see it. 

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Guy" was a 12 year old boy from what I heard.

Anonymous said...

A 14 year old boy, a student from Alvord. Prayers for his family and friends.

Anonymous said...

Thats 4 teens in a short amount of time:(

Anonymous said...

I guess the guy lost! I know, that was awful.

Anonymous said...

This is enough. Is too much already! Alvord has lost too many young people! This was a fine young man, another good kid! GOD, please move on!

Anonymous said...

It was a 15 year old girl from chico. That's the fourth 15 year old girl from chico to get hit by a train in the Newark/alvord region.

Anonymous said...

No one should be in prison over this. He was walking on the tracks with ear buds in, music probably loud, and never heard the train coming. It was not the train conductor's fault. It was a terrible, horrible accident.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I heard it was a thirteen year old from sunset. I heard it was a fine young straight A student.

Anonymous said...

Why is that sheet up?
Isn't it our civil right to see anything that happens publicly?
I mean if this blog is where we get our info, why can't we gawk completely?

BTW...the messenger has a story on it.

Anonymous said...

Some people on this blog need to be a bit more concerned for family and friends of this wonderful young man!

Anonymous 8:34 wouldn't be such a funny comment if it was your child!

Anonymous said...

Ian kinsler sucks.
Get. Him. Out. Of. The. Lineup.
I'll take gonzalez any day over this Jew-joker.

Anonymous said...

Please everyone, out of respect for this fine young man and his family, please refrain from any derogatory comments; and Barry, out of the same respect for other students in Alvord and family will you please remove this photo. He was a student of mine as were all of the others. Please pray for this family and Alvord. We have lost five students in just under five years!

God bless!

Anonymous said...

The Newark/Alvord region? That's almost as vague as the Cundiff/Greenwood region.

Anonymous said...

He would have been a freshman at Alvord high school. Good kid and great parents! And this picture should be removed out of respect for the family!! This is disgusting and pathetic in the name of news!

Anonymous said...

I would think the family and friends would have more to do than come on here or any other site at this time...good grief...everyone always wants to see the accident scenes.

And here is my thought. Anybody who would put on ear phones,walk down a train track and walk with their back pointing at the direction of on coming trains has a death wish....that would be suicide...just saying.

I would suggest country life is very boring for some teens. It is not good for the ones who do not have coping skills for boredom. If your kid has this problem...get them to the city.

Anonymous said...

1:22 Yes, it is news. And, if you had no knowledge of the boy and his family, you would be on here and the Messenger wanting to know who it was and what happened. I am sick of people complaining about news reports. There was nothing graphic about the photos the Messenger posted on their website, but they gave in and deleted all but one...good grief people!
The boy either committed suicide or he accidently got too close to the train while he was seeking the thrill of danger. There is no way he did not hear it coming, even with ear plugs on. Shoot, you can even feel major vibrations of a train coming if you are deaf!

Anonymous said...

The Messenger did remove their photo out of respect. I would hope you would do the same.

Anonymous said...

Whoa whoa whoa....just because YOU know someone doesn't mean we can't get our rocks off. This is what we live for, right Barry?

We are a news station here, and we can show whatever pictures we want!

...now, we will censor some posts. We have to draw the line somewhere.....where that line is is anyone's guess.

But if you want to relish I'm other peoples tragedy, this is the place!

Anonymous said...

8:42 you're a f@$kin idiot!!! Put your kid on the tracks to be hit accidentally by a train and let's post it on here. Then we'll see what your feelings are about it! I wouldn't want to see any accident picture of any kid that was killed in the paper. Doesn't matter that I knew this one. And for you 9:06 the child did not commit suicide. He had everything going for him. The city is not the answer you dumb f..k!

Anonymous said...

First, I would like to thank Barry for removing a post that needed to be removed. Next, I want to address you people who say no picture is too graphic. The picture Barry has up is not graphic. It is no worse than showing a wrecked vehicle partly covered with a sheet. The victim is not in view. The picture the Messenger removed was entirely too graphic for this young man's family and dear friends to see. I did see it. I was one of his teachers and that picture will haunt me forever. I'm not going to go into detail about it except to say it was beyond insensitive to post it. News is one thing, but if you want graphic pictures to gawk at, go to websites like rotten tomatoes and find you some dead celebrities. This was a young man who was loved by many and his loss just adds to the losses already endured by this small community.

1:25 You are very wrong. This is NOT the place to relish in other people's tragedies. (As if any normal person would 'relish' in other's pain). This blog is run by a liberal thinking and behaving man, but he does know when and where to draw a line. I thank him for that!

Today, many are hurting with a pain I hope you insensitive folks never have to feel. This was a horrible accident. Marcus was not suicidal, nor was he bored. He was an active and involved young man in his school and church. He was kind and enjoyed life. He made a mistake. Many teens make decisions without thinking them through, like most adults have learned to do. He was enjoying his music, probably playing it entirely too loud, which is typical of teens. Now he is gone, in an instant. In the blink of an eye. It was senseless and needless. It was an accident.

You will be sorely missed, Marcus! All of our Alvord angels are sorely missed.

Be thankful for each day you and your loved ones wake to live in. Not everyone gets a next day.

Anonymous said...

Barry has no respect. He thrives on disrespecting people. It would be different if it were his wife or child. He would probably sue. He is a lawyer after all. It's a shame that this world has come to people getting a thrill out of hurting others. And before you idiots want to start yapping. Get your facts. God can't end this world soon enough and take all you hate mongers straight to hell. Prayers to the family and the community of Alvord.

Anonymous said...

Accidently get hit by a train...oh please...impossible.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you people who gripe about the photos and comments spend your time somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

One of his friends just commenting on Messenger that he didn't hear the train or feel the vibration of the train on the ground...how the hell could she know that...and they complain about us making assumptions.

Anonymous said...

Was he playin Chicken with a Train Train...

DF Big and Rich and no more.

Anonymous said...

Might it be appropriate to inform children of Alvord - and elsewhere - that walking along the railroad tracks or down the middle of a hiway is not advised. Apparently this advice is not obvious as 4 local children have been killed doing the idiotic activity. Who's responsible for their education?

Anonymous said...

Well said 4:21. I wish more posters would think before posting hurtful rubbish about people they don't know. It's beyond rude - its just pure evil.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 4:21 so true. Such people with no respect. 1:25 you are an ass. One day karma will bite you in that ass. And you will be on the receiving end. I pray not but...what comes around goes around. BG just likes to stir the pot. He could care one way or another. Pray it is not one of his family members plastered all over the news one day. Think about that next time you choose to be disrespectful to the family and friends of those lost! When you go to bed tonight all you insesitive jerks put your loved one in that picture and I hope you dream about it all night long and into the next day. It is not something you will EVER forget your entire life! Rage on all ya'll want but you WILL answer to it on day! Jerks.

Anonymous said...

8:34 Again check your facts before you start spewing venom. Dumbass. I recall 3 of the last 4 were killed by negligent adults not walking on tracks you stupid idiot. Keep your mouth shut if you do not know. Your probably one of those negligent idiots on the roads that people are always fussing about. Some people are just plain stupid and sad to say you can't fix that and you are one of them. God I pray you don't breed any other ignorance!

Anonymous said...

To hell with any adult that wants to joke about something so sad as this. You have to be a bunch of fatherless bastards for not knowing better. Or your daddy was a gutless coward who knew no faith or respect! Take your aggression out on the one that left you as a child or the one that raised you to be a disrespectful ass.

Anonymous said...

Barry lets comments go through like te above post because he has not been able to stay married or have kids of his own. If he did have kids I his own he would understand. But I guess just add a dad marriages are what he likes because he has not been successful in his past 20 marriages.

Anonymous said...

There were witnesses who saw the entire thing. He had earbuds in. And if you don't think you can play music so loud you can't hear a train coming, you're probably too old to understand the difference between headphones and earbuds to begin with, so let me explain it--with earbuds, you can absolutely have the music so loud you couldn't hear a train coming.

Anonymous said...

I have seen campaign literature with elected officials on the tracks like it is cool. Not good role models.

Anonymous said...

A loss of life touches all of us. This was a tragedy that we can't understand. I think the picture of the train with the sheet draped is news and appropriate.

For any teenager, it is a reminder not to walk on a railroad track. How many movies have kids walking down a railroad track on a nice summer day? Perhaps it was just something to do on a Saturday evening without thought. I'm sure family and friends are asking why. Our hearts are sad and are prayers are with all who loved him.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful young man lost his life and all some people care about is attacking Marcus, his family and his friends. That is what you are doing with every harsh word, assumptions and just plain stupidity. Prayers go out to the family, friends and Alvord community, as well as the people on this blog that are so careless and hurtful with their words.

Anonymous said...

It comes down to the kid commited a federal offense walking on the rr tracks if this would have been any other criminal all we would hear is how they should not have been breaking the law and this would not have happened!

Anonymous said...

Teenagers are generally stupid. Not being cruel; their brains just aren't fully developed. It's always sad when their stupidity causes them to make irreversible decisions.

It's why auto insurance rates are higher until a male turns 25. They just don't realize their mortality.

Talk to a teenager about the effect the death of one of their own has on them. They'll tell you it causes them to think more carefully about their behavior for a couple of weeks. Then they go right back to their normal behavior.

Anonymous said...

So sad to see how many folks in our society, especially right here in Wise Co., choose to react to an event like this, and to each other, with such hatred and twisted-humor just because they can assume a pseudo- personna anonymously to vent their frustrations, or their twisted humor in sad attempt to be funny.

We should all be kinder, gentler, and more understanding to each other, especially in times of family and community tragedy such as the tragic death of this young man.

May God Bless and Keep, and give His stength and comfort to the families and friends of Marcus Silletti...

Anonymous said...

I really have no words for some of these comments! I will never understand what goes on in some people's minds!

I will continue to pray for the Silletti famly, all involved in the accident, any & all that witnessed it & the entire town of Alvord. Pray for their faith to be strong and upheld during these tragic times and the continued healing of the entire community.

Anyone that posted anything other than concern for this young man & his family should be ashamed of yourselves. You are ADULTS, ACT LIKE IT!!

Deb said...

Most of the comments above are what leads me to ask everyone to pray for our nation. Have we arrived at the place in life that there is No compassion? I beleive if you can write a comment, attack the situation then sign it! Why hide - I pray that God has mercy on those who spew venom and insult others. This is a tragedy, and through it this family needs prayers and support. God blessed this family with Marcus for 14 wonderful years, and his mark will forever be left on those he came into contact with. I ask you to get on your knees and pray, it is far more beneficial than the ugliness that you write.
Debra Jackson

Anonymous said...

Its a shame how y'all can't talk shit about some kid walking by the tracks like y'all have never did it before come on now lets get real we have all done it some point in our life . So how can u put someone else down for doing the same things.we have all been kids that has done something that we didn't think thru we learned from our mastakes he didn't get to. Its a sham how people r these days its not you r ur faimly so u don't care. Have a heart..

Anonymous said...

I hope and pray that the people with the negitive comments never have to suffer the heartbreak of losing a child.
Alvord has lost five teens in five years, the kids have suffered more heartbreak then most have in a life time. Have some kind of respect.
Yes, Marcus made a mistake by walking on the tracks, we are all fully aware of that and the outcome. No one needs to sit around pointing that out and making harsh comments. Marcus was a great kid, loved by everyone. He was a Son, Grandson, Friend, Cousin, and most of all... a Child. Please remember this before you make such awful comments.
Praying for the family, Praying for the town of Alvord and most of all, praying for Safety for all of our children.

Anonymous said...

Debby debby debby....
You broke the cardinal rule here.

Never, ever, ever mention your name on this blog.

Anonymous said...

You want censorship, move elsewhere. Family and friends should not come Onto a news site after a tragedy like this if it's going to upset them.

Anonymous said...

3:04 - I am not "family and friends", however I am HUMAN & you are clearly a JACKA$$!! and furthermore, to call this a "news site" would be quite a stretch. It is a blog with many different things posted daily.

As far as upsetting me, nothing was upsetting other than the fact that each of you people posting these horrible things actually breathe the same air that I do. Makes me sick to my stomach that you choose to use your time posting trash about a young child who was taken from his parents and family way to soon instead of using your time to send prayers and compassion to the family.

Anonymous said...

3:04:
If you want to be such an inconsiderate person, no one can stop you. However, we will not move on from someone posting trash about a child. This is not a 'news site', it's a place for people like you to air your heartless comments from the safety of your own home, behind a computer screen. I can promise there is no way that any of the people on here posting such hurtful things would dare look into one of the parent's faces and say such trash. I can also promise if you did, hopefully some would put you in your place. Go else where with your smug computer talk. Even if you don't, I can promise we will defend the poor CHILD that was killed so tragically.

Anonymous said...

Again, I feel great sorrow for the family and friends of the child run over by the train. The question remains, are your children counseled on the possible results of their behavior? Who is responsible? The train engineer? What about his feelings? Maybe all parents have more work to do with their children so that we needn't discuss the tragic results of poor judgment.

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for Alvord. Seems like they should teach their kids to be more careful.

Anonymous said...

BNSF sucks!

Anonymous said...

4:55....you are correct.....Barry doesn't care about anyone but himself. He posts untrue statements on a daily basis. Someone needs to sue his sorry ass....if it was his wife and ready made family he would understand

Anonymous said...

Ask one of Marcus' Best friends mother I am so heart broken over this. My son and Marcus were always together. I have to look in my son's eyes and see how lost he is without him. I really hope you insensitive a$$holes never have to see your child like that and know there is nothing you can do to fix the pain. Also let me set some fact straight for you,Marcus wasn't walking down the tracks for any other reason than was taking a short cut to visit friends that live right beside the tracks. Friends that have to walk by there everyday knowing he got killed there. He was a teenager and doing what teenagers do, listening to music way to loud. Marcus was like one of my own kids, So you can talk all the trash you want and I pray to god that you never have to go thru this with one of your own. Alvord has lost 5 precious kids in a short time, But we as a community will stick together and will help each other out and get thru this. Also I really hope that all the ones that are throwing stones aren't from Chico or Bridgeport because that's where his family's are from. Because if it is them you are trashing one of your own and I sure as hell hope you dont live in a brick house! Karma will so catch up! Rest in Peace Marcus we love you!

Anonymous said...

9:49, your ignorance is showing.

Anonymous said...

8:44 hit the nail on the head, he wants to be Ritchie Whitt or Bud Kennedy so bad, he will get a dose of karma and it will be funny

Anonymous said...

This should be a lesson learned.

Teach your children the dangers of being a train tracks.

Very strange that there are kids out there that don't know this.

Anonymous said...

10:31 I would teach your children that the only short cut to take is walking CROSS the track from one side to the other (looking both ways of course) and not to walk ALONG the tracks.

Anonymous said...

10:15 Nice!

Blame the railroad.

Uneducated masses are what's wrong with America

Anonymous said...

10:15, sorry for your loss. There are always going to be mean people that just relish in things like this. I don't get why they can't just let it go but. As long as they can hide behind this blog it will continue. Some men are just born cowards and you can't change that. I would love for some of these people to come up to Alvord or wise co. And run there mouth in person. But like I said once a coward always a coward. Let them hide behind there computer screen. It's all they got.

Anonymous said...

This is the fifth child lost from Alvord in five years.
Morgan, Delaney, Sam, Aisha and now Marcus.

Rest in Peace sweet Angels, keep an eye on your friends. Please help keep them safe, we can't take the loss of another.

Anonymous said...

Being born and raised in Alvord i have to say all of these kids know the dangers of the train. But it does run thru the middle of town and unfortunately all the kids have walked across them at one time or another. Kids are kids and sometimes they make mistakes. But stop blaming the parents, they have told them im sure. Besides if your the ones talking shit you need to look at your own parents what they apparently forgot to teach your dumbasses!! Have some damn respect for others and stop being such heartless people. Your not perfect and have made mistakes too. Unfortunately your dumbass lived thru it and we all get to read what you post. Really?? And asshole that likes to get your rocks off looking at the photos of dead children, theres a special place in hell for you right beside the baby rapers!! Good job asshole, i hope you feel like a real man by posting trash about a kid!!!

Anonymous said...

Witnesses as well as the conductor say MY SON did not even flinch which rules out any allegations of suicide...MY SON had been lectured on the dangers of being anywhere near the tracks. MY SON constantly had on earbuds with music playing way too loud. MY SON loved his family, friends, sports...his life. MY SON was 14 years old. MY SON made a mistake. I am praying for all of YOU as well as peace for MY FAMILY.

Anonymous said...

Also, if you get your rocks off from those photos----you can go F yourself!!!! Oh wait your future cellmate will do that for you!! Lol yip karmas a b*** h!! Lmao

Anonymous said...

For the ppl that are rude and heartless on this blog: theres a special place in hell for you and prison cuz if you think this way, you will probably end up there!!

Everyone else just remember this!!

And keep praying for these children, families, conductor and witnesses they need it.

Anonymous said...

FYI Alvord and Newark are nowhere near eachother. So what exactly is the Alvord/Newark region?? Really dumba**??

Anonymous said...

Wow it amazes me how pathetic some people are. Yes you have a matter of an opinion. But wow someone lost their life the other day and for people to say that it's his fault or that the parents should have taught him better. I bet if the people trash talkin actually knew him or had seen it themselves they wouldnt be saying anything bad like some of the comments on here now. For y'all talking crap, you should be ashamed!

Anonymous said...

BNSF is a bunch of people who will fire you for safety if you work for them, yet shirk their own corporate responsibility. I don't blame the Conductor, but the Faust guy mentioned in the WCM. He knew their had been previous accidents there and did nothing. The corruption on Lou Menk Drive, continues.

Anonymous said...

Everyone should just pray for this young soul and his entrie family today as they prepare to lay his body to rest.

Anonymous said...

I hope the family gets a good FELA lawyer out of Kansas City who makes millionaires out of people's family the Bnsf kill. They are corrupt.