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Man struck, killed by train in Riverside

July 7, 2011 |  9:08 am

A man was struck and killed Thursday by a Metrolink train in Riverside, authorities said.

According to Sgt. Cliff Mason of the Riverside Police Department, the incident occurred around 5:40 a.m. on the tracks at the Ivy Street train overpass, which runs parallel with the 91 Freeway.

Responding officers found the unidentified victim below the overpass, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, Mason said.

According to Metrolink spokeswoman Sherita Coffelt, Metrolink Riverside train 701 was involved in the incident as it traveled between Riverside Station and La Sierra Station, two miles west of downtown Riverside.

By 8 a.m., all trains were moving, but commuters were still experiencing delays of 30 to 90 minutes on the Riverside Inland Empire and Orange County lines, Coffelt said.

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