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Second person fatally hit by Southern California train

June 23, 2010 | 11:59 am

Hours after a freight train struck a pedestrian in Oceanside and crippled commuter train traffic in Orange County, another line was suspended Wednesday when a Metrolink train struck and killed someone in Covina.

Metrolink spokeswoman Angie Starr said the train was traveling from San Bernardino and was due to arrive at Union Station in Los Angeles at 11:10 a.m. The victim, whom Starr called "a trespasser," died at the scene.

None of the 145 passengers were injured, Starr said.

The train remained on the tracks an hour after the accident and was blocking the intersection of Glendora and Glenn avenues in Covina, Starr said. Covina police and L.A. County emergency crews were at the scene and buses were being used to transport the train passengers.

-- Kate Linthicum

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