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His car stereo blasting, a Missoula, Mont., man proceeded to drive through an intersection and onto the train tracks. Unable to hear because of the blaring music, the unidentified man in his 30s stated that he never saw or heard the approaching train — until it crashed into his car just behind the driver’s seat. Despite extensive damage to the car, the driver was not injured. Things ended differently farther down the line for Amanda Byrne, 18, who was jogging on the train tracks in Rowe, N.M., with her earphones too loud for her to hear the frantic signaling of the fast-approaching train. She was hit and killed. (JW/Missoulian, Reuters) ...I was trying to remember the name of that song, and then it hit me....
There was mixed reaction to Jennifer’s tagline on this, leading to a bit of a rant on my blog: http://www.thisistrue.com/blog-younger_readers.html
Publication Date: 06 February 2011
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 17.

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