SAN LORENZO (CBS SF) — A 15-year-old boy was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in San Lorenzo on Thursday evening, officials said.
The train hit the teenager on the tracks north of the Hayward Amtrak station around 6:40 p.m. and the Alameda County coroner’s bureau was called to the scene, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said.
The victim was identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as 15-year-old Austin Price of Hayward.
Price was hit by Train 544 traveling from San Jose to Sacramento, Magliari said.
Authorities said the Price was among three teens playing a game of chicken on the railroad tracks across from San Lorenzo High School at the time of the crash. The other teens were not hurt in the incident.
“Those juveniles were apparently engaged in a game of chicken with one another. One of the juveniles, a male, was struck by the northbound Amtrak train,” said Deputy April Luckett of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.