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Amtrak train hits, kills man near Chatsworth rail crossing

Amtrak train hits, kills man near Chatsworth rail crossing

An Amtrak train traveling north from San Diego struck and killed a man near a rail crossing in Chatsworth, causing delays, authorities said.

The Pacific Surfliner train hit the man about 1:18 p.m. near the 9300 block of De Soto Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The man was believed to be in his early 20s and was seen moments before the crash walking on the tracks, according to Det. Joe Rios of the Los Angeles Police Department. 

The train was carrying 135 passengers, who will be transferred by 3:30 p.m. to a different train en route to San Luis Obispo, according to Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham.

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