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.READ MORE: Orange County Deputies Open Fire Inside Foothill Ranch Walmart, Suspect Wounded
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.READ MORE: LA Area Breaks Record For Most Filming Day Ever In A Quarter
“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.MORE NEWS: Avelo Airlines Offering $20K Sign-On Bonus, $200 Hourly Captain Salaries In Push To Hire 120 New Pilots
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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