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Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in Palmdale

A Metrolink train struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday morning in Palmdale near Sierra Highway, officials said.

Metrolink train No. 205 was traveling from Union Station to Lancaster when the incident occurred at 11:11 a.m. near East Avenue O-8, said Metrolink spokeswoman Sherita Coffelt. The victim was dead when emergency crews arrived on the scene, said Inspector Quvondo Johnson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

None of the 114 passengers aboard the train was injured, Coffelt said.

Passengers were taken by bus to Lancaster, where passengers awaiting the 11:35 a.m. train also were taken on buses.

Trains have since resumed regular operation, Coffelt said.

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