LANCASTER – A 22-year-old man was struck and killed by a freight train in Lancaster early Saturday morning, authorities said.
Richard Kevin Baldwin III of Lancaster was pronounced dead at the scene, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
He was struck around 1:55 a.m. Saturday, April 18, just north of the Lancaster Metrolink station, near the intersection of Sierra Highway and West Lancaster Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol online incident log.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. David Grall said the victim’s death was believed to be accidental, rather than suicide, but it was still under investigation.
Sierra Highway, from Avenue J to Avenue I, was closed to traffic from the time of the incident until around 6 a.m. Saturday to allow for the investigation.
23 comments for "Man hit, killed by train in Lancaster"
Its because its the antelope valley, home of methheads, gangs and desert ratz. I lived there for 24 years, terrible place full of disrespectful and inconsiderate people. If you live there find a way out. its really going down hill. nothing like it was when i was younger (which was still kinda bad). To many bad things constantly happening down there. Get out like i did….
R.i.p and love for the family but how do “accidently” get hit bya train.its kind of pointless cause im pretty sure you can hear the train even without the horn.you can feel the vibrations of it.r.i.p dude
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rest in peace Richard I only knew you for 2 weeks but I know you were a good person your mom and your grandmother was doing a good job with you praying for your family and your loved one
Timmy Holmes says
Am sorry for your lost .
He is walking in the light, the beautiful light of the lord! And everyone has a time to enter the world and leave this world Danielle!
May your soul rest in peace. i hope it was not a homicide or suicide. Prayers and good vibes to your family.
I advise everyone to leave the nasty comments alone! This was someone father,son,cousin, grandson, nephew and etc! This was man that was happy, loving and kind! Not a drug addict! Richard I love you and please say hi to aja for me!
He’s watching over us and keeping us in protection now. We have 3 guardian angels!!! God will always give his strongest battle to his toughest solders and we are soldiers in the army of the lord!!!! So we will get through this very difficult time. I LOVE YOU SIS. Richard Baby your are not gone nor forgotten!!! You are here forever and remembered!!!! I love you brother. Those were my last words to you and I felt your spirit last night and I heard your voice. I am at peace knowing you are sitting high as one of God’s right hand men.
My sincerest condolences. We went through the same thing a year ago with the loss of our cousin. Similar situation, train and mental state as well. Im sorry that people can be so heartless in their comments. I know that was one of the hardest things to deal with when we were grieving. Many hugs and prayers for your family and friends. Rest In Peace.
Thank you Jessica!
Big deal . Look with your eyes when a train or a big yellow bus comes
It’s a huge train coming down the track. How can you not see it or hear it or feel the rumble on the ground. Maybe he was high. Whatever the case, RIP Richard Kevin Baldwin III.
My brother was not high…. so let’s not start the judgment of character! My brother needed help and whatever may have happened that night God had already predetermined. I love you baby may your soul live on through us all!!!! R.i.p. Little bro!!!!
Deb Stuart says
So very sorry for your brother. Maybe God knew his pain and wanted to take him home to love him. So very sorry
So sorry about the loss of your brother
My beautiful sister Ashley you could have not said it any better. We know our love is in a better place. He will forever live on through his son and through us all. God doesn’t make any mistakes and this calls on those that have filled their purpose in life. Now he has his wings. He can soar ever so gracefully and peacefully. He is not dead he is alive and well and will be God’s right hand man. I love you Richard!!!!
May he rest in peace. So sorry for your loss.
Eboni Baldwin says
I do not know who this is, but I am the sister of Richard Kevin Baldwin and I did not start this thread nor comment on it. Unless you were at the scene or with my brother that night, please do not judge. I am sure Richard is in a better place and I am also sure that although God saw it fit for Richard to come with him, he was not ready to leave or my mom that night, we had so many things in stored for Richard and his life here on earth. My family and I will be fighting to keep Richards life alive and ensure his life here is used to inspire and motivate others. God Bless!
SERIOUSLY ,WHY SO NEGATIVE ? A PERSON DIED .WHAT IS WITH ALL THE DIS RESPECT IN THIS VALLEY ? R.I.P
Tim Scott says
They apparently did…about six months ago.