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Pedestrian Hit by Train Friday Identified

The Simi Valley Police Department had declared Richard Haminger, 60, a "critical missing" person on Friday.

The conductor coming out of the locomotive to speak with police after today's incident. Photo credit: Greg Doyle
The conductor coming out of the locomotive to speak with police after today's incident. Photo credit: Greg Doyle
The 60-year-old man struck and killed by an Amtrak train Friday in Chatsworth has been identified as a Simi Valley man whom Simi Valley police had declared a "critical missing" person.

The Simi Valley Police Department confirms the identity as Richard Haminger. 

The fatal injury occurred shortly before 9 a.m. near the 10800 block of Santa Susana Pass Road, Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

From the Simi Valley Police Department:


During the overnight hours Friday night into Saturday morning, personnel from the Simi Valley Police Department learned the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Coroner's office were investigating a fatal train vs. pedestrian collision that occurred along the rail road tracks near Topanga Cyn. Rd. and the Santa Susana Pass Rd. on Friday morning. The victim had yet to be identified. 

After learning of the physical description; age; and distinctive clothing that Mr. Haminger was reported to have been wearing, officials from the Los Angeles County Coroner's officer were able to confirm he was the man struck and killed by the train. 

Officers from the Simi Valley Police Department assisted the Coroner's office early Saturday afternoon by notifying Mr. Haminger's family of his death. 

Mr. Haminger's death is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division and the Coroner's office. Any further information on the matter will be released by those agencies.

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