A pedestrian was struck and killed at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday by an eastbound Amtrak train near a grade crossing at 12700 Raymer St. in North Hollywood, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. None of the 181 passengers and crew aboard the train were hurt, according to Humphrey.
The train was still stopped at the location as of 10 p.m. and part of it was stopped on the bridge over the Hollywood (170) Freeway. Rescue workers were overheard at the scene saying that the body was a male located on the north side of the tracks and just west of the bridge over the 170. The victim was identified by the Los Angeles Police Department as a 50-year-old North Hollywood resident.
The fatality occurred very near where another pedestrian was hit and killed by an eastbound Amtrak train on the other side of the bridge over the 170 on Oct. 11, 2011. The person killed was Raul Guzeman, a homeless transient who police believed was intoxicated and stumbled on the tracks. There are several known homeless encampments near the tracks, which is an industrial area not easily accessible. See more: