Metrolink Train Hits, Kills Person in Burbank

Metrolink Train Hits, Kills Person in Burbank

Vehicular traffic comes to a stop as a Metrolink commuter passenger train passes in Los Angeles, in a file photo. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)

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5/26/2024

Updated: 5/26/2024

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BURBANK, Calif.—A pedestrian was struck and killed on the tracks of a Metrolink train in Burbank May 24.
The crash happened around 5:50 a.m. at the rail crossing at Buena Vista Street and Vanowen Street, along Metrolink’s Ventura County Line, which runs through Burbank to L.A. Union Station.
Officers responded to the location shortly after getting a report of a pedestrian being struck, according to the Burbank Police Department.
“The train, which was traveling south at the time, slowed to a stop following the collision. There were no reported injuries to passengers on the train,” police reported.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Metrolink official told KNX radio there were 39 passengers on the train, and that no one on board was injured.
Bus service was set up to take passengers to and from the Hollywood Burbank Airport to Union Station.
Positive identification of the victim was still pending, but the victim was likely a Latina woman, police said.
Detectives, Metrolink officials, a Los Angeles County coroner investigator and personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the incident, which remains under investigation.
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