VIDEO: High school boy hit, killed by train in San Lorenzo

(Photo: Alameda County Fire Department)


ALAMEDA COUNTY (KRON) — A boy was killed Wednesday morning after being struck by a train in the San Lorenzo, according to fire officials.

The victim was a junior at KIPP King Collegiate High School. The school is located nearby at 2005 Via Barrett.

The incident was reported at 8:06 a.m. in the area of Grant and Railroad avenues, according to Aisha Knowles, a spokeswoman for the Alameda County Fire Department.

The boy was walking when they were hit by a Union Pacific train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say the boy was a high school student. The boy was pronounced dead the scene.

The incident is under investigation by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and Union Pacific Police Department.

The train’s engineer and conductor have been “put in touch” with peer counselors, according to Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs.

“The safety message here is that pedestrians, and everyone, need to be very aware of the hazards associated with trains and should never be on the train tracks or attempt to cross anywhere other than at a designated crossing when signs and signals permit,” Jacobs said in a statement.

Further details on the victim of are unavailable at this time.

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