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Man killed, 4 injured when Blue Line train hits car in Long Beach

Map shows where one man died after his car was struck by a Blue Line train.
One person died and four others were injured Thursday night in Long Beach when a Blue Line train slammed into a vehicle.

A 26-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene at Long Beach Boulevard and 19th Street after his four-door sedan was struck by the northbound train about 8:20 p.m., the Long Beach Fire Department said.

Four passengers on the train were injured. Three males were taken to local hospitals and a woman was treated and released, Fire Department spokesman Matt Dobberpuhl said. The men were in stable condition.

The accident caused major delays on the line, Metro said on its Twitter account

Police investigators were at the scene. No other details were immediately available.

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Map shows where the accident was reported. Credit: Google Maps
 
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