Teen dies playing chicken with oncoming train

Posted at 2:29 PM, Apr 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-13 14:30:44-04


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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (PIX11)– A  community is mourning the death of 15-year-old Austin Price, a teenager who was hit and killed by an oncoming Amtrak train.

The incident took place on Thursday at a train station in San Francisco Bay.

Authorities say Price and two other boys were playing a game of “chicken” on the tracks near San Lorenzo High School.

Price failed to get out of the way in time and was struck around 6 p.m.

The two other teens were not injured.

The principal of the school says the train is a constant concern as the entire community walks near the tracks and students hang out there on a daily basis.