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Service resumes after Gold Line train fatally strikes pedestrian


A Metro Gold Line train fatally struck a person near the Highland Park station Monday morning. Service on parts of the Gold Line was suspended until late afternoon, but re-opened just in time for the evening commute.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. near the train's intersection with North Avenue 61, Metro spokeswoman Anna Chen said.

The gender and identity of the person who was struck were not immediately known, according to Chen. She said the person was walking on the tracks about three blocks from the Highland Park station.

"This is of course a terrible accident that had happened, but we want to remind everyone to be very aware when the trains are coming through that area. We have lights, we have bells, we have gates there. So we really want people to be safe around the tracks," Chen said.

The tracks were powered down and closed off for investigators, for several hours. Buses ran between the Southwest Museum and South Pasadena stations.

This story has been updated.