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14-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train in Santa Fe Springs

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A 14-year-old girl was fatally struck by an Amtrak train Friday night in Santa Fe Springs, according to a post on the Whittier Police Department’s Facebook page.

A 14-year-old girl was fatally struck by a train on June 9, 2017 in Santa Fe Springs. (Credit: Whittier Police Department)

Whittier police and paramedics from the Santa Fe Springs Fire Department responded to an industrial area at Pioneer Boulevard and Rivera Road about 8:50 p.m.

The teen was on the railroad tracks, or in close proximity, when she was struck, police said.

She had been sitting on the tracks listening to music as the train approached, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

The 14-year-old was taken by a helicopter to a local hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries.

The investigation into the girl’s death was continuing.

No other information was released.