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Man is hit by subway, dies

August 07, 2008|Jean Merl

A man died Wednesday night shortly after he was struck by a Metro Red Line subway train at a station in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

The man, believed to be about 35 years old, was hit shortly before 8:30 p.m. at the 7th Street/Metro Center station at 7th and Figueroa streets. He died upon being removed from the tracks by rescue workers, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which has jurisdiction over Metro Rail, was investigating.

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