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Peter James Guerra Killed by Train in Santa Fe Springs on Rivera Rd.

A man on a bicycle was struck by a freight train and killed in Santa Fe Springs this afternoon, the second rail death in the city in a week. 

The victim was struck by a BNSF train about 2:45 p. m. in the area of Rosecrans and Marquardt avenues, Whittier police told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He apparently rode around a crossing arm when he was struck, according to Whittier police. A 29-year-old man was fatally struck by an Amtrak train last Friday in Santa Fe Springs. 

Peter James Guerra — identified by the coroner’s office — was struck by a westbound Amtrak train at 7 p. m. on Oct. 2 near the 11200 block of Rivera Road, according to the Whittier Police Department. 

His death because a was ruled accidental because a freight train passing in the opposite direction at the same time on parallel tracks apparently prevented Guerra from hearing the horn of the train that hit him, authorities said.



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