Teen Dies After Being Struck By Metrolink Train

Dozens were on board when the train hit the boy

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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.

    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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