Fitness model fatally struck by Metrolink train in Burbank staff via KABC logo
Sunday, January 18, 2015
George Gregory Plitt Jr. poses for a photo.
George Gregory Plitt Jr. poses for a photo.

BURBANK, CA -- A Metrolink train struck a man in Burbank Saturday afternoon. George Gregory Plitt Jr., 37, of Burbank did not survive, according to Burbank police.

The collision, which involved Train 268 on the Antelope Valley Line, was reported at 4:10 p.m. at Front Street, just north of the Burbank Metrolink Station.

Burbank police say the incident appears to be an accident. Plitt, a fitness model, was with a group of friends who may have been taking video at the time, police said. They do not believe Plitt was filming at the time.

Some of the passengers saw the victim prior to the fatal incident.

"He had on all black. The train went by. I saw him stumble over the tracks. He had a camcorder in his hand," said Metrolink passenger Victor Crowell.

Investigators are interviewing Plitt's friends. Passengers were transferred to buses to continue on their way.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has related information was asked to contact Burbank Police Detective Michael Edwards at (818) 238-3264.

CNS contributed to this report.