Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle, Then Train in Pasadena

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PASADENA (CNS) - A pedestrian died after he was struck by a vehicle while walking along the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway and the impact sent him onto railroad tracks at the Lake Avenue Gold Line station, where he was hit by a train.

The crash was reported at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Dion Conley.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP reported. His namewas withheld pending notification of next of kin, and there were no details available about his age.

A news videographer at the scene said the impact from the collision sent the victim over a concrete divider and onto railroad tracks.

An officer at the scene told another videographer the man was struck by a train after landing on the tracks, and that the motorist who initially struck him remained at the scene.

The crash temporarily shut down the carpool and Nos. 1 and 2 lanes for the investigation, and the CHP issued a SigAlert on the 210 Freeway at 9:36 p.m. All lanes were reopened about 11:20 p.m.

Metro tweeted at 9:49 p.m. that the Gold Line trains would share a track between the Fillmore and Allen stations, and tweeted at 11:15 p.m. that service returned to normal.

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