LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Henry Dykes, the South Los Angeles man suffering from dementia who had been reported missing since New Year’s Day, has been identified as the victim fatally struck by a train Saturday.

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, who had been seeking Dykes, 64, since Wednesday, was named as the man fatally struck by a Metro Expo Line train in the Exposition Park area of South Los Angeles, authorities said Saturday.


The case was under investigation as an accident, officials said.

The deadly crash occurred at 12:51 a.m. Friday in the 2000 block of West Exposition Boulevard, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department, reports NBCLosAngeles.


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