Donation Fund Created to Help Family of Teen Killed By Amtrak Train

Donations to help Brittney Silva's family may be made at any Chase Bank using the account number 595800058.

School officials at San Leandro High School have organized a memorial service tonight for Brittney Silva, the 18-year-old student who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train on Monday.

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According to the school's office manager, the service will take place at 8 p.m. in the high school's quad, located at 2220 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro.
Additionally, the school said a fund has been set up by Brittney's family to assist with funeral costs. Donations to the fund may be made at any Chase Bank using the account number 595800058.

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San Leandro police and witnesses said Brittney was wearing earbud-style headphones as she walked near the train crossing and apparently did not hear the Amtrak train approaching, nor did she hear witnesses yelling at her to warn her of the approaching train. The accident happened at about 5:55 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Hesperian Boulevard and Springlake Drive.

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—By Bay City News


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