The coroner’s office Monday released the name of a 21-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a Gold Line train in South Pasadena.

The woman was identified as Chloe Plotnikov, of South Pasadena, said Lt. Larry Dietz of the coroner’s office.

The crash occurred at 7:31 a.m. Sunday on Pasadena Avenue at Monterey Road, said Kim Upton of Metro.

It was not clear if Plotnikov was struck accidentally or had intentionally walked on the tracks, Upton said.

The South Pasadena Police Department was conducting an investigation into the death, according to a South Pasadena Police Department dispatcher.

The Coroner’s Office was notified of the death about 8 a.m. Sunday, said Investigator Anthony Lopez of the coroner’s office.

Service in both directions was stopped, with Metro employing a “bus bridge” between the Highland Park and South Pasadena stations.

Dispatchers also used single-track operations, Upton said.

Regular train operations resumed by noon Sunday.

–City News Service

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