An Amtrak train killed a teen in Centralia on Saturday afternoon, police said. The 15-year-old boy was on his bike when he was hit. According to police, a friend of the boy was following close behind, but was uninjured.
The train/bike collision happened in the 600 block of South Tower Avenue. There were witnesses to the accident who say that the teens crossed the tracks at a designated crossing.
“I heard a big, like, crash against metal and then I heard like just like the bike come smashing down,” said one witness.
Another witness said that students at an elementary school nearby cross the tracks at that location every day.
No one aboard the train was hurt, say Amtrak officials.
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