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.