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A pedestrian was fatally injured in El Monte Monday by a Metrolink train that was headed for downtown Los Angeles on the San Bernardino Line.

The man, in his 40s, died at the scene after being struck by the train at about 7 a.m. near Cogswell Road and Lansdale Avenue, said El Monte Police Department Lt. Christopher Cano. The deceased’s name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

Train number 309 was about a mile east of the El Monte Metrolink Station when the man was hit, according to Scott Johnson of Metrolink. About  650 people were aboard the train, and none of those passengers reported injuries, Cano said.

The passengers remained on the train until the tracks were released for travel about 9:15 a.m., Johnson said.

“According to witnesses, as the guard rails and warning lights were activated, the victim attempted to cross in front of the oncoming train,” Cano said. “He was subsequently struck by the train.”

Buses were brought in to accommodate passengers on eastbound train number 302, which had to stop at the El Monte Metrolink Station because of the track closure, Johnson said.

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