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Memorial services for Oscar Gonzalez planned for Thursday and Friday

Services for Oscar Gonzalez, 17, who was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in San Luis Obispo last Thursday, have been set for this Thursday and Friday.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Reis Family Mortuary, 991 Nipomo St. in San Luis Obispo. A service will follow from 5 to 7 p.m.

On Friday, a funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at Mission San Luis Obispo at 751 Palm St., followed by the burial at the Old Mission Cemetery at 101 Bridge St.

A gathering at Santa Rosa Park for family and friends will follow.

Gonzalez, who would have started his senior year at San Luis Obispo High School this fall, was killed after he was struck by an Amtrak train about 3:50 p.m. Thursday while trying to cross the tracks near Cal Poly.

Gonzalez and two friends were walking on a well-used path leading from Murray Street to California Boulevard when the train, heading north, came up behind them.

The two teenagers who walked just behind Gonzalez on the tracks heard the train coming and yelled for him to jump off the tracks as they jumped for safety.

But the train came fast, and Gonzalez was wearing headphones. News of his death spread quickly among his friends — a close-knit group who skateboard together, take vacations together and hang out during and after school.

A benefit fund for Gonzalez’s family has been set up at Rabobank. Donations can be made for the next 90 days.

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