Fatal Metro accident
Police and paramedics at the scene of the fatal accident. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A pedestrian was struck by a Metro train and killed Wednesday morning in the West Adams area of South Los Angeles.

Authorities responded to the Farmdale station, located near Exposition Boulevard and Farmdale Avenue, about 1 a.m. and located the victim, who was struck by an Expo Line train headed to downtown Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim was alone on the platform and, for an unknown reason, fell backward onto the track and was struck by the train, police said.

The train that struck the victim did not stop because the conductor did not realize the train hit a person. A second train spotted the body on the tracks and stopped, police said.

NBC4 reported the victim was a man in his 40s

Train service through the Farmdale station was operating normally.

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