Teenage girl struck, killed by train in Martinez

Contra Costa Fire Protection District officials say a teenage girl was struck and killed by a train Sunday night.
March 3, 2014 12:43:12 AM PST
Contra Costa Fire Protection District officials report that a teenage girl was struck and killed by a train in Martinez Sunday night.

Emergency crews received a report of a person struck by a train at 5:03 p.m. on the railroad tracks near Old Orchard and Howe roads.

The teen was pronounced deceased on the railroad tracks and the incident remains under investigation.

Martinez police believe she may have been hit while trying to retrieve her cellphone on the tracks.

(Bay City News contributed to this report)


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