Authorities were investigating on Wednesday the possible suicide of a man who hid behind a MetroLink utility shed near a railroad crossing in Covina, and was ran over by a train after jumping onto the tracks.
The fatal incident comes only a month after in the same city.
According to Sgt. Ray Marquez, spokesperson for the Covina Police Department, the incident was reported around 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, in the crossing near Sunflower Ave., north of Covina Blvd.
"The subject concealed himself behind a MetroLink utility shed, located just west of the Sunflower Avenue railroad crossing," said Sgt. Marquez in a press release. "He jumped from behind the utility shed onto the railroad tracks as the westbound train traveled at approximately 60 mph," he added.
The train impacted the victim and caused fatal injuries. Authorities still haven't identified the man, but he has been described as being white, around 40 years old.
It was also reported that passengers of the train were placed in buses to complete their trips, and that service was momentarily re-routed.