Amtrak Surfliner
Amtrak California Surfliner train. Photo by John Schreiber.

A man pushing a shopping cart with his belongings inside across railroad tracks was struck and killed by an Amtrak Pacific Surfliner passenger train in North Hollywood, authorities said Monday.

It happened near 7400 Coldwater Canyon about 7:15 p.m. Sunday, LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It does not look like a suicide,” Lt. C. Porter of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division said. The man was believed a transient, Porter said.

The victim’s name was not immediately determined and an autopsy was pending, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said.

There were 126 passengers on the train bound for San Diego. No injuries were reported, Humphrey said.

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