Suicide Suspected in Death of 17 Year Old Struck by Train in Birmingham
(City of Birmingham, Sept. 26, 2022)
On Saturday, September 24, 2022 at approximately 9:17 a.m., officers were dispatched to the train tracks near the Derby Bridge in Birmingham on a report of an individual being struck by a southbound train. Officers located a deceased individual on the tracks.
The Birmingham Police Department, the Canadian National Railroad Police Department and the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office all responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation. At this time, the deceased male has been identified as a 17-year-old Beverly Hills resident. The cause of death is currently being listed as a suicide pending toxicology test 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”
“988” has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Other local resources are:
24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
24 Hour Crisis Line 1-800-231-1127
Mental Health Screening 248-451-2600
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Chat: https://988lifeline.org/chat/