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Woman struck and killed by passing commuter train in Atwater Village

Woman struck and killed by passing commuter train in Atwater Village
A Metrolink train was traveling southbound toward Los Angeles when it collided with a woman on the tracks sometime around 2:45 p.m. in Atwater Village. (Roger Wilson / Glendale News-Press)

One person is dead Monday afternoon after being struck by a passing Metrolink train near Glendale.

The AV Line 218 was traveling southbound toward Los Angeles when it collided with a woman on the tracks sometime around 2:45 p.m. near San Fernando Road and Colorado Street in Atwater Village. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Officer Rosario Herrera with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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As of 4:20 p.m. the scene remained an active investigation site, she said.

The collision created a cascade effect along the tracks outside of the Glendale and Burbank area, delaying and leading to the cancellation of several other trains. As a result, Metrolink announced on social media that impacted passengers will be transported by bus to nearby stations.

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It’s unknown if any passengers on AV Line 218 were injured during the incident.

4:40 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details about the collision from LAPD and Metrolink.

This article was originally published at 3:25 p.m.

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