BORON – A 15-year-old Bakersfield girl was hit by a freight train and killed Tuesday night when she and five friends ran across the tracks trying to beat the train, Kern County authorities said Wednesday. When another girl tripped and fell, Brittany Louise Hardin and a third teen stopped to help her up, but Brittany didn’t get clear of the tracks herself in the tragedy at about 9:50p.m. at 20 Mule Team Road and Boron Avenue, officials said. Officials said the death was under investigation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!