Fatal accident shuts down Metro Expo line near Crenshaw

Sunday, 08 October 2017, 09:19:27 AM. A woman was hit and killed by a train Saturday morning. The accident shut down part the Metro Expo Line, causing delays to an afternoon USC football game.

A 40-year-old woman was killed Saturday morning when she was struck by a westbound Metro Expo line train near Crenshaw, authorities said.

The accident occurred around 10:40 a.m. near 11th Avenue and West Exposition Boulevard, east of Crenshaw, Los Angeles police said.

The investigation closed down Metro service between the Crenshaw and Western stations. Metro officials have set up a shuttle between the two stations.

Metro spokeswoman Kim Upton said anyone going to the USC football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which started at 1 p.m. today, should consider an alternate mode of transportation. She said major delays are expected on the Expo line for at least the next couple of hours.

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58 are dead and over 500 injured after a shooting on the Las Vegas strip. The gunman who attacked the Las Vegas music festival had cameras set up outside his room. The girlfriend of the gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas has broken her silence. Portraits are emerging of those killed in Las Vegas. Trump visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday, after Hurricane Maria swept through the island two weeks ago. Heartbreakers frontman Tom Petty died Monday at 66. O.J. Simpson was released from a Nevada prison early Sunday.

58 are dead and over 500 injured after a shooting on the Las Vegas strip. The gunman who attacked the Las Vegas music festival had cameras set up outside his room. The girlfriend of the gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas has broken her silence. Portraits are emerging of those killed in Las Vegas. Trump visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday, after Hurricane Maria swept through the island two weeks ago. Heartbreakers frontman Tom Petty died Monday at 66. O.J. Simpson was released from a Nevada prison early Sunday.

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Credits: Getty / KTLA

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Credits: Getty / Sara Hylton / KTLA

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Credits: Getty / Sara Hylton / KTLA

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Body camera footage from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department taken during the shooting on Oct. 1.

Body camera footage from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department taken during the shooting on Oct. 1.

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