Mateus Moore is a hero mourned

Family, friends and classmates honor a teen who gave his own life in an attempt to save his girlfriend from an oncoming train.

Mateus Moore

MARYSVILLE, CA (KCRA) - Hundreds of people gathered at a vigil Sunday night in Marysville, California to mourn the death of Mateus Moore, a teen being hailed as a hero for the split-second action that saved his girlfriend's life.

Moore and his girlfriend Mickayla Friend were walking to a school dance Saturday evening when they were struck by a train.

People taking in a baseball game near the tracks watched helplessly as the train approached the teens.

Stark said the teenage boy made a split second decision.

Moore's father says Mateus would've saved his his girlfriend again, in a heartbeat, in a prayer he offered at the service.

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