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Woman, 72, struck and killed by freight train in San Fernando

November 4, 2011 |  5:55 pm

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A 72-year-old woman was struck and killed by a freight train Friday near the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road, authorities said.

LAPD Public Information Officer Rosario Herrera said the woman, identified only as a Latina, was walking along Van Nuys Boulevard when she was hit about 11:30 a.m.

Herrera said the collision appeared to be accidental. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Los Angeles County coroner withheld the name of the victim pending family notification.

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-- Matt Stevens  

Photo: Los Angeles firefighters at the accident scene at Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road. Credit: Shawn Kaye

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