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Pedestrian killed by train in Vernon

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A man was struck and killed by a southbound Metro Blue Line train about 5 p.m. Friday in Vernon, causing delays of several hours to riders.

The incident happened near the Vernon Station at 4421 South Long Beach Ave. No passengers were injured, said Erik Scott, a spokesman with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The pedestrian was not identified, but authorities said he was standing on the tracks.

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Buses were shuttling passengers between Slauson and Washington. All trains are running to the Long Beach Transit Mall.

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