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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Metrolink Train in Dana Point

The Dana Point Times is reporting a man, 54, stepped out in front of the tracks shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Dana Point Times is reporting around 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to reports of a man pedestrian being struck and killed by a train in Dana Point.

The reports says: "According to Lt. Joe Balicki of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, eye witnesses saw the victim, a 54-year-old man, deliberately step in front of the oncoming train at the section of track on the 34600 block of Coast Highway near Doheny Park Road."

The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene, the report said.

Read more of this story at Dana Point Times here.

Here is what some people were tweeting during the incident: 

Nick Roman@RomanOnTheRadio: Buses line up to take Metrolink/Amtrak riders south of Laguna Niguel. Tracks closed after train hits someone. #KPCC pic.twitter.com/IGmIlLTI

Metrolink @Metrolink:@TorresMusic At this time, no trains can travel southbound. Trains are stopping at Laguna Niguel and OCTA buses will complete the trip.

David Henkel @henkeldavid@Metrolink going on 2 hours and now back in laguna niguel waiting for a bus to take me to oside. Btw no buses here.

Blake Robertson @blaketron: Stuck in lovely Laguna Niguel. Not sure when we'll get going again. Rumor is a metrolink train may have hit instagr.am/p/Qn8l9wxRZs/

@DavidNastri We currently have 6 OCTA buses en route to Laguna Niguel to bus passengers toward Oceanside.

Twitamtrak @Twitamtrak: Holy crap. Stuck in Laguna Niguel on the 784.

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