Family members, friends and school officials are mourning the loss of a 14-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a train in Martinez when, according to her mother, she tried to retrieve a cell phone she had dropped on the tracks.
Jenna Betti was hit by an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway freight train east of Old Orchard Road near Howe Road about 5 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.
Three crew members on board saw two people on the tracks, said railway spokeswoman Lena Kent. “Both individuals got off of the track,” she said, “and for some unknown reason, one of the individuals came back on the track.”
This is getting the usual kind of weepy coverage such incidents always garner, but you know? Stupidity is occasionally fatal.