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Pedestrian hit and killed by Metrolink train in Fullerton [Updated]

Fullerton police were investigating Friday whether a pedestrian struck and killed by a Metrolink train was the victim of an accident or suicide.

Officers responded at 3:15 p.m. to a report of a "train versus pedestrian fatality" at State College Boulevard and Valencia Drive, said Cpl. Tim Kandler.

Fullerton police had no information on the victim, including the gender, Kandler said. He was awaiting a report from the Orange County coroner's office, he said.

[Updated, 9:09 p.m.: Kandler said late Friday that the victim was a white male, age 40 to 50, and that his death was being investigated as a suicide.]

Traffic on the Metrolink Riverside line was disrupted in both directions, and passengers were being encouraged to use the Inland Empire or Orange County lines as alternatives, said Metrolink spokeswoman Sherita Coffelt.


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