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Blue Line Train Kills Pedestrian

A 53-year-old man was killed Sunday when he ignored a safety gate and flashing lights in South-Central Los Angeles and walked in front of a southbound Blue Line train at 55th Street and Long Beach Avenue, police said.

Samouem Long was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 12:20 p.m. just north of the Slauson Avenue station. The gates, warning lights and bells at the crossing were operating properly, said Bill Heard, spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.


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