PALMDALE – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train near Palmdale Wednesday evening, authorities said.
The victim was struck by Train 215 on the Antelope Valley Line about 6:05 p.m. at the Rancho Vista grade crossing, according to Metrolink and the watch commander at the Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau.
Metrolink described the death as the result of a “fatal trespassing incident.”
It was not immediately clear why the person was on the tracks.
The fatality disrupted train service between the Palmdale and Lancaster stations and led to multiple cancellations on the Antelope Valley Line, according to Metrolink.
Only trains 205 and 206 were operating Thursday morning.
“Equipment was unable to reach it’s final storage location, causing a lack of equipment out of Lancaster and Los Angeles… Now that tracks are open we are moving equipment to resume a regular weekday afternoon service,” Metrolink officials stated Thursday in a Facebook message.
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The pedestrian’s identity has not yet been released, coroner’s officials said Thursday afternoon.