updated 9/24/2008 3:35:38 PM ET 2008-09-24T19:35:38

A commuter train struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.

The victim, a man approximately 50 years old, died at the scene, said Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers.

Seventy passengers on the train were not injured, Myers said.

The man was struck about 9:20 a.m. as the train was traveling south on the Antelope Valley line through the northern San Fernando Valley.

The fatality comes less than two weeks after a Metrolink train slammed head-on into a freight train in suburban Chatsworth, killing 25 people and injuring more than 130 others.

Please check back for more details on this developing story.

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