12-year-old girl struck, killed by train in Boron 

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl is dead after being struck by a train in Southern California.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office says it happened at about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the small town of Boron, about 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Sheriff's officials identified the girl as Bailey MacClean of Boron.

Authorities say the girl was walking eastbound on the tracks when the train, also eastbound, approached and began sounding its horn. The sheriff's office says train personnel reported that the girl never looked up or tried to move off the tracks.

She died at the scene from her injuries.

Boron is a high-desert mining town that sprang up after a 1925 borate discovery. The Boron mine produces 42 percent of the world's borates, which are used in many products and manufacturing processes.

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