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UPDATE: Coroner identifies 17-year-old killed after being struck by train

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Posted at 7:12 PM, Apr 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 15:16:32-04

(UPDATE: 3/15): The Kern County Coroner's Office identified 17-year-old Anthony Lee Terrill Jr. as the teen struck and killed by train in Northwest Bakersfield Sunday.

(UPDATE: 3/12): The Bakersfield Police Department confirmed a 17-year-old was killed after being struck by a train Sunday evening.

According to BPD, BNSF Railway investigators are handling the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call BNSF Railway at 1-800-832-5452.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly incident in Northwest Bakersfield, after a minor was struck by a train Sunday evening.

According to the CHP traffic page, the incident occurred shortly before 6:40 p.m. near Sante Fe Way and Renfro Road.

The CHP page listed the incident as a fatality, but doesn't specify any information of who was killed or how the incident occurred.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.