Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Metrolink Train in Sylmar

SYLMAR (CNS) - A pedestrian was struck by a Metrolink train this afternoon in Sylmar and died at the scene. The unidentified victim was struck by southbound Metrolink Train 220, on the Antelope Valley Line, in the 12440 block of San Fernando Road, between the Newhall and Sylmar/San Fernando stations, according to Metrolink. 

Firefighters were called to the scene about 3:15 p.m., according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. None of the passengers aboard the train reported injuries, she said. The pedestrian was struck about a half-mile north of the Sylmar/San Fernando Station, according to Metrolink spokesman Paul Gonzalez. 

The train, which had 98 people aboard, was held at the scene and three other trains on the AV Line, two southbound and one northbound, were canceled, Gonzalez said. Buses were being secured to get passengers to their destinations, he said. 

The Los Angeles Police Department was investigating the fatal train strike.

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