LITTLEROCK – A 20-year-old man who had been drinking on the railroad tracks late Saturday night was struck by a train and killed, authorities said.
Edgardo Menez-Barrera of Palmdale was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
Menez-Barrera and two friends were drinking alcohol on a railroad bridge, near Avenue T and 82nd Street East, when a freight train approached around 11:30 p.m., officials said.
“Two of them were able to jump off the tracks and escape harm, however, the victim was unable to,” said Palmdale Station Watch Commander Lt. Brandon.
Menez-Barrera was run over by the train and killed instantly. His body was recovered at the bottom of a nearby wash, and he was pronounced dead around 11:41 p.m.