San Bernardino Metrolink delays after train fatally hits man in El Monte

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Update 10:13 a.m.: San Bernardino line tracks open

San Bernardino line trains have started moving Monday morning with expected delays from about 35 minutes to more than two hours, said Metrolink San Bernardino on Twitter.

9:49 a.m.: Metrolink train fatally hits man in El Monte

A Metrolink train fatally struck a pedestrian in El Monte Monday morning, stopping all rail movement in the San Bernardino line. 

The El Monte Police Department and Metrolink received call of the incident at around 7 a.m. The Los Angeles County Fire Department pronounced the victim, a white male about 40 to 50 years old, dead on the scene on Cogswell Road between Lansdale Avenue and Exline, according to officials.

One witness who was in a vehicle when the guard rails were coming down said that it looked like the man attempted to beat the train, according to El Monte Police Lt. Christopher Cano.

Cano said that the department is expecting the investigation to last another hour and half to two hours. There is a full road closure on Cogswell Road. 

"At this time we are working with investigative authorities to have rail service resumed," said Metrolink spokesperson Scott Johnson, adding that the San Bernardino Line's Twitter account will have updates. 

This story has been updated.

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