Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Metro Expo Line Train

A motorcyclist was killed Monday morning when he collided with a Metro Expo Line train west of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

The crash was reported at 1:29 a.m. at Washington Boulevard and Flower Street, according to the sheriff's Transit Services Department. The motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed before hitting the train, which stopped several blocks later at Flower and 30th streets, investigators said.

The train operator and passengers were not aware of the collision until the train reached the next stop, authorities said. Eight passengers were aboard the train.

Train passengers were transferred to buses during the investigation. The Expo Line began operating again later Monday morning.

The victim was identified only as a man in his 20s.

The fatality is the first on the Expo Line, which connects downtown Los Angeles with Santa Monica, since it opened last year. 

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