Sorrento Valley

Teen on bike killed by train in Sorrento Valley

The incident occurred near the intersection of Sorrento Valley Boulevard and Roselle Street

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A teenager on a bicycle was struck and killed by a train Friday afternoon in San Diego's Sorrento Valley, according to an Amtrak official.

"On June 14, Amtrak Train 770 was traveling from Goleta, Calif., to San Diego at approx. 12:45 p.m. when an individual who was trespassing on the track came into contact with the train in the city of San Diego," Amtrak said in a statement released later that afternoon. "There have been no reported injuries to the 254 passengers or crew onboard."

About 5:30, the San Diego Sheriff's Department released the following information about how the boy was killed:

"Witnesses told deputies three boys riding their bicycles were stopped at the crossing arms to allow a northbound train to pass. After the northbound train passed through, a 17-year-old boy crossed the tracks on his bike, not realizing there was also a passing southbound train. The boy was struck by the train and did not survive his injuries. The two other bicyclists were not hurt."

The Amtrak official said that when San Diego police and fire responded to the scene, they found the teen on the tracks, and that he died at the scene.

The victim's identity has not yet been released by officials.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Sorrento Valley Boulevard and Roselle Street.

The train service notified riders at 2:04 p.m. to expect lengthy delays until further notice after "trespasser activity." Shortly after 6 p.m., NBC 7 confirmed that rail service had resumed.

San Diego Sheriff's deputies are at the scene investigating the incident. The Amtrak official said that the agency was working with local law enforcement on the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is being urged to call the sheriff's department's at (858) 565-5200.

Check back here for updates on this breaking news story — Ed.

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