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Girl killed by Metrolink train in Riverside

February 8, 2011 |  8:46 pm

A girl was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Tuesday afternoon in Riverside.

Witnesses told authorities that the girl was at a rail crossing at Buchanan Street and waited as a freight train roared by, the Riverside Police Department said.

After the freight train passed, the girl walked around the barricades and ignored warning lights and bells of an oncoming westbound Metrolink train, according to police.

Their were no other injuries reported in the accident, which was being investigated. Authorities would only say that the girl was a minor.

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