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Suicide marks second Metrolink fatality in same day

February 11, 2011 |  9:26 pm

A suicide in Tustin marked the second of two fatalities Friday involving Metrolink commuter trains in Southern California, officials said.

A man apparently threw himself in front of a southbound train on the Orange County line between Santa Ana and Tustin about 6:55 p.m., authorities said. None of the 300 passengers onboard the No. 606 train suffered any injuries.

According to Tustin Police Lt. John Strain, witnesses said the unidentified man "walked out in front of the train" on tracks near the 55 Freeway.

About four hours earlier, a man and the horse he was riding were struck and killed by another Metrolink train in the Sun Valley area.

In both incidents, train passengers were transferred to buses to reach the next station.


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