Missing Texas girl found after 300-mile ride on coal train

AP News
Posted: Mar 23, 2017 10:15 AM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas teenager who went missing while on vacation with her family in Colorado was discovered by a farmer when she hopped from a coal train after running out of Skittles.

Police in Colorado Springs, Colorado, said in a statement Wednesday that 13-year-old Adalie Rivera was covered in coal dust when found a day earlier by the farmer near Dumas (DOO'-mus), which is in the Texas Panhandle.

Police say the girl was reported missing on Friday when she boarded the train and rode it about 300 miles southeast to Dumas. Police say she was hungry after her candy supply ran out.

The farmer notified sheriff's officials who cared for the girl until her family could retrieve her.

The teen lives with her family in Lubbock, Texas.