Young Man Killed By Dana Point Metrolink Train In Apparent Suicide

DANA POINT (CBS) — A young man was killed Monday when he stepped in front of a Metrolink train in Dana Point, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Witnesses say the unidentified man stood on the tracks at Palisades Drive and Coast Highway as a commuter train approached around 12:15 p.m.

He reportedly stepped away as the engineer honked, then jumped back into the train’s path when it got closer, said Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino.

“We’re investigating it as a probable suicide,” Amormino said.

The train struck the man between the San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente stations, said Sherita Coffelt, a Metrolink spokeswoman.

The track was shut down for about four hours. Metrolink and Amtrak used buses to get affected commuters around the area.

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Comments

One Comment

  1. suz says:

    Wow…really?????? Maybe YOU should visit the Hospice….& perhaps you’ll gain some compassion.

    RIP…you will no longer be in pain.

  2. Womtom Jones says:

    oh my gosh that is just so so sad.

    http://www.Anon-World.tk

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