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'I don't understand why,' says mother of 15-year-old hit, killed by train in Monroe

A mother in Monroe still wants answers one week after her son was hit and killed by a train. Wes Donohue, 15, was killed by a BNSF freighter last Friday afternoon near 179th Avenue Southeast and North Kelsey Street. (KOMO News)

MONROE, Wash. -- A mother in Monroe still wants answers one week after her son was hit and killed by a train.

Wes Donohue, 15, was killed by a BNSF freighter last Friday afternoon near 179th Avenue Southeast and North Kelsey Street.

“He was loving and caring,” his mother Ginger Davies said. “He had a kind heart.”

Ginger remembers her son’s artistic side and his love of animals.

“He was always trying to make me laugh and joke around,” she added.

Amidst the pain, Ginger still wants to know why her son stepped onto those tracks.

"I don’t understand why,” she said. “I had no indication. No nothing. I didn’t know if he was playing a game. I don’t know what’s going on.

Wes was a Monroe High School student. There were several students in the area at the time of the incident, but police won’t say what led up to the collision.

Ginger won’t speculate.

“I’m a factual person and I’m waiting for the investigation to be done,” she said.

Monroe Police have offered no answers. In an email Thursday, the department told KOMO News they are still investigating but have no new information.

A candlelight vigil for Wes is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Sky River Park in Monroe. Ginger is asking the public to come out and show Wes he was loved.

A GoFundMe page for Wes has already raised more than $17,000.

Ginger has been blown away by the community’s support.

“It’s been unbelievable,” she said. “The support everybody has given me is just amazing. I never expected it.”

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