California teenager Mateus Moore died after he was hit by an oncoming train while trying to save his girlfriend’s life.
Moore and his girlfriend, Mickayla Friend, were heading to a dance at their high school when they walked toward a store on the train tracks. A train approached traveling in the same direction, blowing its horn and pulling the emergency breaks, but they were unable to move out of the way.
At the last minute, Moore pushed Friend off the tracks. He was instantly killed, and Friend is currently in the hospital in critical condition.
“They both looked back at the same time," witness Sean Stark said. "They would have both been underneath that train if he didn't push her out of the way at the last second."
Aliytha Friend, Mickayla's sister, said it was shocking to have just dropped off the couple and then receive a call that one was dead and the other in critical condition.