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News Release

Friday, December 7, 2012

Media Relations

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Metrolink NR12559LG

Los Angeles:  On December 6, 2012, around 4:48 p.m. a Metrolink commuter train travelling eastbound just west of Tampa Avenue and south of Nordhoff Street had a fatal collision with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, who died at the scene, was described as a white male in his early 30s.  His identity is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of family members.

There were 19 passengers on-board the train, and no other injuries occurred as a result of the collision.

Witnesses or anyone with information regarding this traffic collision are urged to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Laurino at 818-644-8115 or Detective Bustos at 818-644-8021.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”