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Mar 3, 2014 7:12 PM by Associated Press

14-year-old California girl hit, killed by train


MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - Family and friends are mourning the loss of a Northern California teenager struck and killed by a moving train.

Authorities say 14-year-old Jenna Betti of Martinez was hit and killed by the train traveling through town Sunday evening.

BNSF Railway spokeswoman Lena Kent said Monday three crewmembers aboard the train heading from Richmond to Fresno noticed the girl and someone else on the tracks.

Kent says the girl and the other person left the tracks initially, but the girl went back on the tracks to retrieve something.

The girl was an 8th grader at Martinez Junior High School where she played on the soccer team and involved in many school activities. Her classmates had planned to wear pink to school on Monday to remember her.

The incident remains under investigation.

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3/3/2014 3:38:15 PM (GMT -8:00)

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