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Man killed after being struck by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

Man killed after being struck by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
A Metrolink train in 2008. An man was hit and killed by a Metrolink train in North Hollywood on Thursday. (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

A man was fatally struck Thursday by a Metrolink train in North Hollywood, transportation officials said.

The man was on the tracks in a nonpedestrian area near Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Bellaire Avenue when he was hit by the westbound train about 5 p.m., said Scott Johnson, a spokesman for Metrolink.

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The East Ventura-bound train, carrying 350 passengers, was delayed for about 2 1/2 hours, Johnson said.

LAPD officer Nuria Vanegas said the victim was a man, but didn't know his age or name.

The incident is still being investigated.

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