EL SERENO — A 40-year-old man was killed after being struck by a Metrolink train this afternoon near Cal State L.A., prompting the shutdown of the San Bernardino commuter rail line between Union Station and the university.
It’s the second deadly collision this year between a Metrolink train and pedestrian on this section of the track.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene near 5150 University Drive, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter. The collision was reported at about 4 pm. No further information was available about the victim.Sign up here for Neighborhood News Alerts via email
The Metrolink tracks run parallel the 10 Freeway, and there is a Metrolink stop at the university.
The commuter rail service said on Twitter that San Bernardino train No. 316 struck a person. Some San Bernardino line service has been canceled, and Metrolink passengers were being advised to take buses instead.
Today’s deadly collision took place about a mile east from where a man was killed by a Metrolink train on April 17. The man was walking in an area along the tracks that’s off limits to the public.
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