STOCKTON - Authorities are investigating a collision that claimed the life of a 16 year old girl Saturday afternoon.
Police say that about 3:00pm the teen was on the railroad tracks in the area of Garfield and West Scotts Avenues when she was struck by an Amtrak passenger train.
Emergency crews arrived and pronounced the teen deceased at the scene. Police officers responded to take over the investigation.
One witness indicated on social media that the teen may have been attempting to rescue a dog on the tracks.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.