Man Hit, Killed By Metrolink Train

A 56-year-old Upland resident was killed on April 27 when he was struck by a Metrolink train while walking on the tracks.
Gregory Humphrey was hit by the train around 12:45 p.m., near the San Antonio Avenue at-grade crossing with the railroad tracks.
Metrolink personnel contacted the Upland Police Department regarding a pedestrian who was struck by the train.
Emergency crews responded and pronounced Humphrey dead at the scene.
That afternoon, Metrolink employees told a Sentinel delivery crew making its rounds in that area that the victim was a “trespasser” on the tracks.
The railroad tracks in Upland have proven deadly for many over the years. On June 13, 2013, a bike rider was killed in a collision with a Metrolink train near Benson Avenue.
On October 21, 1997, two sisters, three-year-old Alexes Elaine Robles and 22-month-old Deziree Andrea Soto, were playing on the track bed six feet above the street level near their apartment complex in east Upland when they were killed by a Metrolink train rounding a bend in the tracks.
More than 80 years ago, a member of the Ledig Family of local citrus ranching and steel fabrication note was killed by a train passing through Upland.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s/Coroner’s Department, “On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 12:45 PM, officers with the Upland Police Department were contacted by Metrolink personnel regarding a pedestrian struck by the train near San Antonio Avenue in Upland. Emergency personnel responded and the pedestrian, Gregory Humphrey, a 56-year-old resident of Upland, was declared dead at 1:01 PM. The incident is being investigated by the Upland Police Department.”

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