Man and Horse Killed by Metrolink Train
The crash was reported at 3:01 p.m. at 9370 N. San Fernando Road
CHATSWORTH, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: A conductor steps down from the engine of a Metrolink train on the Los Angeles-bound Monday morning commute as service partially resumes for the first time since the September 12 head-on collision of a Metrolink commuter train with a freight train September 15, 2008 in Chatsworth, California. Twenty-four people were killed in the crash and a 25th has died in a hospital. Ninety-five of the 222 passengers were critically or seriously injured. Metrolink has blamed a Metrolink engineer who was killed in the crash for not stopping for a red light so the freight train could pass on a parallel track. It was the worst rail disaster in Metrolink history and worst in the U.S. for 15 years. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A 36-year-old man and his horse were struck and killed Friday by a Metrolink train in Sun Valley.
The crash was reported at 3:01 p.m. at 9370 N. San Fernando Road, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The man and his horse were both pronounced dead at the scene.
No one on the train was injured, Scott said.
The train was Antelope Valley Line train 216, according to Metrolink. Buses were sent to shuttle passengers around the area while the train was stopped.
Published at 7:50 AM PDT on Feb 12, 2011
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