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Pedestrian Struck & Killed on Blue Line

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This morning at around 10, a man on the tracks of the Metro Blue Line at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and East Vernon Street was struck and killed by a train, according to abc7. "Emergency officials said it is unclear why the man was on the tracks, and have not ruled out the possibility of suicide." The man was declared dead on scene. There were no injuries reported aboard the train, but the "train operator was visibly distraught following the collision," according to fire officials responding to the accident call. The LA County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.