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Friday, April 12, 2013

Austin Christopher Price Identified as Teen Killed Playing "Chicken" With Train

Posted By on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 9:00 AM

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An East Bay teen was hit and killed by a train last night after he was reportedly playing a game of "chicken" with two friends, police said.

The boy -- who, according to press reports, has been identified as 15-year-old Austin Christopher Price -- was on the tracks off Lewelling Boulevard near San Lorenzo High School just before 7 p.m. on Thursday when the Amtrak train hit him.

The other boys were not injured.

Police used this tragedy as an opportunity to remind youngsters that "kids should not be on the train tracks."

"They should not be used as a shortcut home. This is a very sad incident," Alameda County sheriff's spokeswoman April Luckett told NBC News.

The train was traveling from San Jose to Sacramento when the accident happened. Fortunately, no passengers or crew members on board were hurt. The train was stopped for nearly two hours while police investigated.

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