(Riverbank, California – November 27, 2023)
A 17-year-old girl was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Riverbank last Monday morning. Authorities are withholding releasing her name at this time but confirmed that the teen was a student in the Riverbank Unified School District. According to reports, the tragedy occurred around 10:45 am near the Atchison Street Bridge overpass between Prestwick and First Street.
The collision occurred on tracks and rail property owned and maintained by BNSF Railway. The location where the incident occurred is near a park and a large residential neighborhood. It is unknown if the pedestrian lived in this neighborhood.
Investigation of this tragic incident is ongoing.