Police identify teen killed in train accident in San Lorenzo

Bay City News
Thursday, May 4, 2017
This is an image of the train tracks where a teenage boy was killed when he collided with a train on Thursday, May 3, 2017.

SAN LORENZO, Calif. -- A 16-year-old boy fatally struck by a train Wednesday morning near the high school he attended in the San Lorenzo area has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as Terrence Liu.

Liu, a 16-year-old resident of San Lorenzo, was hit by a Union Pacific train around 8:05 a.m. at Grant and Railroad avenues and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision occurred near the campus of KIPP King Collegiate High School at 2005 Via Barrett, where Liu was a junior.

"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," Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs said in a statement.