Authorities today released the name of a 14-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Covina.
The victim's name was Mitchal Sata, said Los Angeles County coroner's investigator Rudy Molano.
He was struck at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Glendora Avenue crossing by a Metrolink train that had left Union Station in Los Angeles and was headed to San Bernardino, said Metrolink's Scott Johnson.
It was unclear what the boy was doing on the tracks. The case was under investigation.
A male pedestrian was killed in Covina today by a Metrolink train that had left Union Station in Los Angeles and was headed to San Bernardino.
The pedestrian was hit at 5:20 p.m. at the Glendora Avenue crossing in Covina, said Metrolink's Scott Johnson.
The train was going 50 mph when it hit the pedestrian, Johnson said.
Four hundred passengers were aboard Train 322, Johnson said.
There was a two-hour delay as a bus bridge was established in both directions between Covina and Pomona, Johnson said.
Lt. Dave Foster of the Covina Police Department said that the victim was a male, but said there was no other information on age or residence and whether the death was a suicide or an accident.
- City News Service