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News Release

Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Train NR12597LG

Los Angeles:  On December 27, 2012, around 1:25 p.m. a Union Pacific train travelling southbound at approximately 38 mph in the area of San Fernando Road and Desmond Street had a fatal collision with a pedestrian.    

The pedestrian, who died at the scene, was described as a Hispanic male in his mid 30s wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and cowboy boots.  There was no identification found on his person and he is listed as a John Doe at this time.

Witnesses or anyone with information regarding this traffic collision are urged to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Krajchir at 818-644-8034 or Detective Bustos at 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7  (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”