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Woman struck, killed by Amtrak train

A woman was struck and killed Wednesday evening by an Amtrak train in Chatsworth, authorities said.

The incident was reported at 8:11 p.m. in the 21700 block of West Lassen Street, said Devin Gales, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, was dead by the time paramedics arrived, Gales said.

No one on the train was reported injured, he said, and the LAPD was starting an investigation into the woman’s death.

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Dear Latimes,

For the love of gawd, enough already?! Stop it w/these stooopid headlines:Woman struck, killed by Amtrak train!

Last I checked, no train has EVER jumped its track to hunt down and kill ANYONE! The headline should read: Woman struck Train, killed silently.

These trains are so unsafe! They simply will not stay on their tracks!

Is it really necessary to state that no one on the train was hurt? LA Times, use a little common sense. Do you really think a pedestrian impacting a multi-ton train is going to cause injuries to passengers on the train. That is just dumb even mentioning it.

@gregory gross...let that happen to your grandmother and lets see what kind of comments you leave then!!


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