Monday, November 26, 2007

Minutes After Killing in Downtown Blue Line Takes Another

Man, 27, Killed By Metro Blue Line Train

November 27, 2007

FLORENCE, Calif. ― A 27-year-old man who climbed over a fence onto Metro Blue Line tracks was fatally struck by a southbound train, authorities said.

The accident occurred at 6:13 p.m. Monday, north of the Florence Station just south of Gage Avenue in unincorporated Florence, said Metropolitan Transportation Authority Senior Communications Representative Rick Jager.

The area was fenced, but the man climbed over the fence, he said.

Trains were still running "because we are able to single track through the area," Jager said.

The man's body was still on scene, awaiting the arrival of representatives of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, he said.