The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has released the name of the pedestrian struck and killed by an oncoming Metrolink train in Sylmar on Monday, Sept. 10.
The victim was identified as Cleave Edward Brown Jr., age 60, a coroner’s spokesperson said, adding that Brown’s city of residence was still unknown.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 4:18 p.m. An autopsy is pending.
According to SFPD Lt. Chris Colelli, Brown was walking a bicycle northbound near 56 N. Hubbard Street, on the west side of the street, and crossing over the train tracks.
The train was traveling westbound at a speed between 40-50 miles per hour traveling when it struck Brown, Colelli said.
He said the crossing gate arms were down and warning lights were activated. The engineer also sounded the horn continually, applied the emergency brake, but was unable to stop the train in time before the man was struck. It is believed Brown did not see the train approaching.
A witness thought the victim was wearing headphones, but Colelli said investigators could not confirm that information.
The train came to a full stop approximately 188 feet west of Hubbard Street, Colelli said. He added that no passengers on the train were injured.
San Fernando police are continuing to investigate, Colelli said.
The lieutenant said the engineer remained at the scene and provided police with a statement. In addition, investigators are examining video taken from cameras on the train.
The train, number 215 on Metrolink’s Antelope Valley Line, had departed from Union Station and was bound for Lancaster, according to Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson.
City News Service contributed to this story.