Dead man found on Culver City Expo Line tracks

Expo Rail

Ashley Myers-Turner/KPCC

A file photo of the Culver City Expo Line when it newly opened in June 2012. The dead man Los Angeles firefighters discovered early Sunday morning marks the first death at the public transit stop.

A man in his 20s was found dead today on an elevated section of Expo Line tracks in Culver City early Sunday morning. According to officials,  the first reported fatality on the Expo Line was not caused by a train or electrocution.

Sgt. Andrew Bedogne of the sheriff's Transit Bureau told the City News Service that the victim showed no signs of trauma. "He may have fallen from the platform area, onto the tracks. It's still under investigation,'' added Metro spokesperson Rick Jager.

Los Angeles city firefighters were sent to Platform 2 at the Culver City Station, 8804 W. Washington Blvd., at 1:19 a.m. and declared the man dead. The Los Angeles Times reported that train service was not interrupted due to the incident.

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