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Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Metro Blue Line Train

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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metro train early this morning in South L.A.

At 6:30 a.m on Thursday, a southbound Blue Line train hit an unidentified man in the 4100 block of South Long Beach Avenue, just north of the Vernon Station, reports City News Service. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Train service was temporarily halted between Washington and Vernon stations and buses were brought in for passengers, while firefighters retrieved the body, reports the L.A. Times.

The name and age of the man have not yet been released. Authorities are investigating what led to the fatal collision.

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