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Possible Transient Struck & Killed By Amtrak Train in DTLA

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A person, thought to perhaps be a transient, was struck and killed this morning by an Amtrak train in Downtown Los Angeles near Union Station. The victim was hit by train 562, departing L.A. for San Diego, according to ABC7. The incident took place at approximately 6:20 this morning at Santa Fe Avenue and 8th Street near the 6th Street bridge, notes LA Now.

The passengers and crew of the train were not injured. However, both Amtrak and Metrolink are incurring service interruptions because of the incident. Amtrak says they expect delays throughout the day, and canceled trains 564 and 573. Metrolink says Orange County lines 601, 603, 605, 683 and Riverside County lines 701 and 703 would be affected and that passengers should seek travel alternatives.