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Man killed by Metrolink train in Baldwin Park after driving under crossing barrier

November 29, 2010 | 12:44 pm

A man was killed and two people injured Monday when a Metrolink train collided with a vehicle that drove under the train crossing barrier in Baldwin Park, authorities said.

The Metrolink train that departed from Los Angeles' Union Station heading for San Bernardino hit the vehicle at about 9:30 a.m. at Francisquito Avenue, said Sherita Coffelt, a spokeswoman for Metrolink.

The unidentified driver drove under the arm that lowers when a train approaches, said Lt. David Reynoso of the Baldwin Park Police Department.

The driver was the only person in the vehicle, Reynoso said.

Two train passengers were taken to a hospital; one had a back injury and the other needed medical attention related to a pacemaker, Coffelt said.

-- Stephen Ceasar