Woman Killed by Train Identified

September 15, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The coroner’s office Sunday identified the woman fatally struck by a freight train in Montebello in what police believe to be a suicide.

She was Darlene Rodriguez, 62, who was listed as a transient, according to the coroner’s office.

Police believe that Rodriguez intentionally placed herself in the path of the train around 1:45 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Montebello and Olympic boulevards.

She died at the scene, police said.

The subsequent investigation prompted the closures of Montebello Boulevard, Greenwood Avenue, Maple Avenue and Vail Avenue between Olympic Boulevard and Mines Avenue, police said.

Some delays were reported on Metrolink’s Riverside Line because of “freight congestion” involving the incident, according to Metrolink.

 

Train Fatally Strikes Woman in Montebello

September 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A woman was fatally struck by a freight train in Montebello this morning in what police believe was a suicide.

The crash was reported at 1:47 a.m. near the intersection of Montebello and Olympic boulevards.

Police believe the woman, who died at the scene, intentionally placed herself in the path of the train. Her identity was being withheld pending family notification.

The accident and subsequent investigation prompted the closures of Montebello Boulevard, Greenwood Avenue, Maple Avenue and Vail Avenue between Olympic Boulevard and Mines Avenues, police said.

By about 6 a.m., the roadways had been reopened except for Montebello Boulevard, which was reopened about 90 minutes later, police said.

Some delays were reported on Metrolink’s Riverside Line because of “freight congestion” involving the accident, according to Metrolink.

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