Teen Dies After Being Struck By Metrolink Train

Dozens were on board when the train hit the boy

By Christina Cocca
|  Friday, Oct 11, 2013  |  Updated 9:54 AM PDT
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An investigation was underway after a teenage boy died when he was struck by a Metrolink train in Riverside Thursday night. He was riding his bicycle across the tracks when a train headed to San Bernardino hit and killed him, police said. Colleen Williams reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

An investigation was underway after a teenage boy died when he was struck by a Metrolink train in Riverside Thursday night. He was riding his bicycle across the tracks when a train headed to San Bernardino hit and killed him, police said. Colleen Williams reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

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A teenager was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Riverside Thursday evening while riding his bicycle, police said.

The 15-year-old boy was riding on Madison Street near the Indiana Avenue crossing about 6 p.m. when he stopped to let an eastbound train pass him, according to a statement by the Riverside Police Department.

While the safety arms that indicated the track was not yet clear, the teen resumed riding his bicycle and was struck by a westbound train on the opposite side of the tracks, police said.

The boy, identified as 15-year-old Serafin Gonzalez, died at the scene.

About 77 people were on board the train when it struck the teen, police said.

Investigation: Rail Crossings

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