Tributes for teenager fatally hit by train

2:15 pm on 21 April 2017

Tributes have been posted online for a teenage rugby player killed by a train in West Auckland yesterday.

Keenan Matthes

Keenan Matthes Photo: Facebook

Keenan Matthes was out for a run when he was hit at the Ranui Train Station yesterday morning.

Police said the 16-year-old had been wearing headphones and was unaware the train was approaching as he crossed the tracks.

Family members learned of his death after coming across the scene as they searched for him.

A number of people have posted messages on Facebook, calling him an amazing and bright person, who was gone too soon.