The parents of a 4-year-old girl from South Carolina have told NBC News that she was killed when a train hit her while crossing the tracks.
Ricardo Boselli told NBC affiliate WTVD in Charleston, South Carolina, that his daughter, Kiana, had just gotten off the train and was crossing the railroad tracks with her friends on Tuesday afternoon.
“They got out of the train, and she got hit in the back of the head and died right there,” Bosellis told WTVDC.
Bosellias daughter was riding with her friend, Tia Bosella, when they got off the track and they were struck by the train.
“The other girl was in the car.
She didn’t know what happened, and the train came right up behind her and then it hit her,” Bosingllis said.
Bosello said he and his daughter had been riding the same train for about a month.
The train struck the girls car and the car itself and Boseellis said he could not see his daughter’s injuries because the train had stopped.
“They hit her in the head.
I mean, it’s horrible,” he said.
“She was riding the train with her best friend.
We had never been on that train before.”
Kiana Boseella’s parents, Ricardo and Teresa Boselis, told WCHS in Charleston that they did not know what to think about the incident until they got to the hospital.
“It just doesn’t make sense.
I didn’t understand what happened.
I was shocked,” Ricardo Bosenic told WAMU.
The station said the Bosels said they are still in shock and are still waiting to hear from the NTSB or from the Charleston Police Department.
“We are trying to figure out what happened and how we are going to deal with it.
I just want my daughter to have a good life and not have to deal in this kind of way,” Teresa Bosenica told WJHP.
Bosenic said she was going to call her parents and friends, and that they are planning to move forward with the funeral arrangements.
“Our goal right now is just to get to the point where we can start healing and to have the funeral process that she deserves.
She has so many great memories and so many wonderful friends that she will miss.”
The NTSB did not immediately respond to a request for comment.