Late Sunday night a man was killed in Santa Monica after being struck by an Expo line train, according to authorities.
Around 11 p.m. on November 5, the police received a call about a pedestrian struck by a westbound train near the 17th Street station. According to officials, the man was dead before officers arrived on the scene.
“SMPD’s Major Accident Response Team responded to conduct a collision investigation. A
preliminary investigation revealed a train travelling westbound struck the pedestrian in the area of the 17th Street Station,” police officials said in press release put out Monday afternoon.
“The train continued westbound until the 4th Street Station. The train conductor was not aware of the collision until arriving at the 4th Street Station and has been cooperating with the investigation. SMPD Traffic Investigators will be conducting a thorough investigation into the collision,” the release said.
Officials said that the investigation is ongoing and anyone with any additional information should contact Investigator Olson at (310) 458-8954 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.
Last month, another pedestrian was hit near the 17th Street station while attempting to cross the tracks in front of an oncoming train. That man survived after being transported to the hospital.