Man fatally struck by commuter train in Alhambra

ALHAMBRA – A man walked on the eastbound San Bernardino (10) freeway, jumped a wall and was fatally struck by a commuter train Friday night, authorities said.
Aaron Russell Warren, 35, died at the scene of the collision, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Investigator Rudy Molano said. His city of residence was not clear Saturday.
Alhambra Police Lt. Gabriel Ponce said the California Highway Patrol was notified before 7:15 p.m. that someone was walking on the eastbound lanes of the 10 Freeway near Fremont Avenue.
As CHP officers were responding, Ponce said the officers received information that the person jumped a wall into the center area where the railroad tracks are.
“They get there and noticed the train was stopped,” Ponce said.
He said the officers walked the tracks and found the pedestrian. Alhambra firefighters pronounced the man dead at the scene.
The man was hit by a westbound Metrolink train 333, headed from San Bernardino to Union Station in Los Angeles, according to Metrolink officials. Officials created a “bus bridge” to transport passengers between El Monte and Los Angeles as train service was disrupted through the area due to the investigation.
An autopsy was pending to determine Warren’s officials cause of death, Molano said.
Officials responded to a similar report of a man acting strangely on Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena about three hours prior to the fatal collision in Alhambra, however he was not found, according to Pasadena police and California Highway Patrol officials.
Officers were summoned to the 210 Freeway near Lake Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. by reports of a man jumping between the train platform that runs along the center of the freeway to the roadway, Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson said.
It was unclear if the man from the 210 Freeway incident was the same man later struck on the tracks along the 10 Freeway.

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