Candlelight Vigil Held for San Leandro Student Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train

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    Several hundred people gathered at San Leandro High Wednesday night to remember a student who was struck and killed by a train. Terry McSweeney reports.

    Several hundred people gathered for a candlelight vigil at San Leandro High Wednesday night to remember a student who was struck and killed by a train.

    Witnesses said 18-year-old Britney Silva had her earbuds in and did not hear the Amtrak train when she was fatally struck Monday in the area of Hesperian Boulevard and Springlake Drive in San Leandro.

    "She was so young. She had the world in the palm of her hand," said Cynthia Silva, Britney's mother. "And now she's gone and I don't know how I'm expected to act."

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    If anyone is interested in contributing to the funeral fund for Brittney Silva you can contact the Chase Bank at 1320 Fairmont Dr., San Leandro or call San Leandro High School at 510-618-4600 to make a donation.

    View more in Terry McSweeney's video report above.