22-year-old man identified in pedestrian vs train incident

A multi-agency investigation started early Wednesday morning after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train near Ruether Avenue and Soledad Canyon Road. Austin Dave/ The Signal

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a freight train early Wednesday morning.

The adult male of 22 years of age was identified as Carlos Hernandez-Cruz of Canyon Country, according to Sarah Ardalani, public information officer with the department.

The incident happened at around 12:46 a.m., when the L.A. County Fire Department received a call about a Union Pacific train versus a pedestrian near Ruether Avenue and Soledad Canyon Road.

An investigation involved the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Union Pacific police and the Medical Examiner-Coroner took place as a result, which lasted just before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

An autopsy is still pending, Ardalani said.

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