Authorities are trying to determine how a “very young minor” got onto railroad tracks in Santa Clara, California, on Saturday night and was hit and killed by an Amtrak train.
The accident occurred about 4:19 pm along the Union Pacific tracks in Santa Clara. Police Capt. Wahid Kazem said it isn’t clear why the child was on the tracks or how the child got there. He also confirmed that it was an accident and not a deliberate act.
The age of the child was not released. All trains in the area have been stopped as the investigation continues.
POLICE ACTIVITY – Investigation Underway@SantaClaraPD and @SantaClaraFD are on scene, near Lafayette Street and Highway 101, for a train vs pedestrian collision. The deceased is a male juvenile. SCPD and AmtrakPD are conducting a joint investigation.@Amtrak service is delayed. pic.twitter.com/4JTzAqX0i1
— Santa Clara Police (@SantaClaraPD) November 17, 2019