Fresno City College student hit by Amtrak train near campus, dies

The Fresno BeeJanuary 13, 2014 

Fresno police investigation an incident in which a male pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak train at McKinley and Blackstone avenues on Monday, Jan. 13


A 19-year-old man is dead after he was struck by an Amtrak train at McKinley and Blackstone avenues near Fresno City College shortly before 1 p.m. Monday.

The pedestrian was identified as Keenan Paul, the Fresno County Coroner's Office said Monday afternoon. He was a student at Fresno City College, the school confirmed.

Fresno City College President Tony Cantu said in a statement Monday, "Paul was about to begin his second semester today at Fresno City College."

"We are saddened that his life and future were cut short by this tragic accident," he added. "We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends."

Staff counselors will be on hand to assist any students or staff who request support, spokeswoman Kathy Bonilla said.

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