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UPDATE: Teen girl struck, killed by Amtrak train in Paso Robles

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Posted at 6:40 PM, Feb 07, 2022

(UPDATE: 9:15 p.m.) - Paso Robles Joint Unified School District sent out an e-mail to George H. Flamson Middle School students and families Monday night.

It reads in part, "We are saddened by the loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your child as you need. Our prayers go our to all of the family and friends of this dear child."

The district is offering crisis intervention to students tomorrow who may need help during this time.

(UPDATE: 7:45 p.m.) - Paso Robles Police say a teenage girl was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Monday evening.

Police say when they arrived they found the teen girl under the train and she was declared dead on scene.

Investigators say the girl was walking southbound along the tracks with a group of friends when she was unable to get off the tracks in time.

There are no reports of any other injuries.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation and request anyone with information to call the PRPD at (805) 237-6464.

Original Story: Paso Robles Police officers and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are on scene of a fatal train versus pedestrian incident in Paso Robles.

It happened Monday at around 4:30 p.m. on the 3400 block of Riverside Ave. near the intersection of 36th St. and Riverside Ave.

Amtrak posted on their Twitter page, "Coast Starlight Train 14 which departed Los Angeles (LAX) on 2/7 is currently being held in Paso Robles (PRB) due to a trespasser incident."

The name, age and gender of the person killed is not being released at this time.

KSBY has a crew on scene and they are working to gather more information.

This is a developing story and will be updated when new details become available.