MANTECA (CBS13) – A teenager has died after being hit by a train near Manteca.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department says the teen was riding his bicycle on a bridge over the San Joaquin River, trying to beat the train when he was struck and killed.
The Ace train was heading to Stockton from the Bay Area around 6:30 p.m. Monday when the crash happened.
No one on board the train was hurt.
Tuesday, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office has identified the boy as 15-year-old Manteca resident Austin Peterson.
Federal transportation safety officials will investigate.