Expo Line train fatally strikes pedestrian, triggering major Metro delays

A tent covers the body of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a Metro Expo Line train Monday.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A man was fatally struck by an Expo Line train Monday morning, triggering major Metro delays in Exposition Park.

The fatal accident was reported about 11 a.m. in the 2300 block of Exposition Boulevard, according to Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Los Angeles police are investigating the man’s death as a possible suicide, said Metro spokesman Paul Gonzales.

Train service was suspended between the Expo/Crenshaw and Expo/Western stations. Bus shuttles were requested to transfer passengers. Delays were also reported along the route.

Metro riders could expect 20-minute delays, Gonzales said.


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1:20 p.m.: This article was updated with Los Angeles police investigating the man’s death as a possible suicide.

This article was originally published at 12:05 p.m.