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Motorcyclist Killed By Amtrak Train Near Antioch

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Amtrak Train at Crossing

An Amtrak train at a railroad crossing. (CBS)

ANTIOCH (CBS SF) – Someone on a dirt bike was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near Antioch Thursday morning, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.

Train No. 714, on the San Joaquin line, left Oakland at 10:05 a.m. and struck the motorcyclist about 5 miles east of Antioch around 11:30 a.m., Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.

The train was due to arrive in Bakersfield at 4:11 p.m., but as of 1:45 p.m. was being held at the site of the collision, Graham said.

There were 92 passengers aboard the train at the time. No passengers or crew members were injured, she said.

 

 

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