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Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train

September 2, 2008 7:59:06 AM PDT
A pedestrian has been struck and killed by a Metrolink train in the Northridge area, according to the L.A. County Fire Department.Rescuers responded to the 8900 block of Tampa Avenue near Corbin Avenue for a pedestrian who had apparently been hit by a commuter train.

Officials said the victim was walking on the tracks at about 7:15 a.m. in an area where pedestrians are not allowed.

Authorities said the incident may have been a suicide. The victim was declared dead at the scene and has not yet been identified.

No one was hurt on the train, which was traveling from Ventura, bound for Los Angeles.

No further information was available.


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