A memorial fund has been established at First Northern Bank’s Dixon branch to help the family of Evalina Hernandez (16) who died on the railroad tracks North First Street this past Saturday.
A candle-light vigil at Northwest Park is also being planned for tomorrow, Saturday November 1 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
The girl was hit by an Amtrak Capitol Corridor train at about 9:20 pm. The Dixon Fire Department responded to a 911 call at 9:24 and by the Dixon Police Department at 9:59.
Because the incident occurred on Union Pacific property, the UP Police are the lead agency in the investigation.
No one else was injured, but the train’s crew requested and was granted a leave of absence. According to Dixon Police Chief Jon Cox, the crew members were the only eye witnesses.
Dixon High School has arranged for counselors for students distraught over the event.
(Dixon’s Independent Voice was the only media to arrive on the scene. A report was published on the Sacramento Bee website under “local news.” The report was written and submitted by Patrick Scholl, a Dixon High student.)