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UPDATE: Man struck by train in Acton, ID’d as homeless


By Jim Holt & Perry Smith

Signal Staff

A pedestrian struck by a train in Acton on Thursday night has been identified as a 34-year-old homeless man.

The deceased man was identified late Friday afternoon by a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner as Jordan Smith, a transient.

On Thursday night, Palmdale Sheriff’s Station officials responded to a report of a pedestrian on the tracks being struck by a train, near where Arrastre Canyon Road intersects Crown Valley Road, in Acton.

Sheriff’s officials received a call regarding the incident shortly before 8 p.m., according to Lt. Anthony Gunn of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.

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