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Man Found Dead On Tracks Of Expo Line in Culver City

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A man in his 20s was found dead on the tracks of the Expo Line early this morning at the Culver City Station.

What happened to the man exactly authorities don't know, but they say he wasn't hit by a train or electrocuted by the rail, according to City News Service. Authorities say it appears to be an accident. Metro spokesperson Rick Jager told CNS, "He may have fallen from the platform area, onto the tracks. It's still under investigation."

The distance between the platform and the tracks is only 3 feet, however. Firefighters responded to the scene around 1:19 am and declared the man dead. Trains were temporarily stopped, since they run until 2 am on weekends.

Authorities said this is the first fatality on the new Expo Line. Service was back on schedule this morning. Sheriff's deputies with the Transit Services Bureau are investigating.