LANCASTER – A person was struck and killed by a Metrolink train on the Antelope Valley Line Wednesday morning about a mile south of the Lancaster Station.
The victim, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene about 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Passengers on Los Angeles-bound train number 216, along with two others, were accommodated on buses or directed to trains with later departures, Metrolink reported.
The tracks were reopened just before 3 p.m., a Metrolink spokesman said.
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Mandy Swensen, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Her place of residence was not immediately available. It is unclear why Swensen was on the tracks.