Teen believed to commit suicide on train tracks
Birmingham police believe that a 17-year-old Beverly Hills resident, found deceased on the train tracks near the Derby Bridge in Birmingham after being hit by a train, had committed suicide.
At approximately 9:17 a.m. Saturday, September 24, officers were dispatched to the train tracks near Derby Bridge after receiving a report of someone having been struck by a southbound train, and they found the deceased individual lying on the tracks.
The Birmingham Police Department was joined by the Canadian National (CN) Railroad Police Department as well as the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office at the scene, both of which have assisted with the investigation.
At this time, Birmingham Police have reported that the deceased male has been identified as a 17-year-old Beverly Hills resident, and the cause of death is currently considered a suicide, pending toxicology results.
As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, suicide affects all ages and types of people. With an increase in awareness and in resources, prevention efforts have become more common and effective. If anyone reading this is struggling with suicidal thoughts and/or feelings, or if you know of anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts and/or feelings, please reach out for assistance and receive the help and support that is available.
The National Suicide and Prevention Lifeline is now 988.