Reality TV star, fitness model struck and killed by train in Southern California s – San Jose Mercury News

Reality TV star, fitness model struck and killed by train in Southern California s

By The Associated Press

POSTED:   01/19/2015 05:48:25 AM PST4 COMMENTS| UPDATED:   ABOUT 3 HOURS AGO

BURBANK (AP) — A 37-year-old male model featured on the cover of numerous fitness magazines was struck and killed by a train while filming on the tracks in Southern California, authorities said.

George Plitt Jr. and two other men were filming north of the Burbank train station Saturday afternoon when Plitt was hit by a southbound Metrolink train carrying 185 people, Burbank police Sgt. Scott Meadows said.

Investigators interviewed witnesses who saw Plitt standing on the track even as the train’s horn was blaring, Burbank police Sgt. Chris Canales said. Investigators have ruled out a suicide, he said.

Plitt went by the name Greg and was a well-known fitness model, Canales said.

It was not immediately clear what the men were filming.

The model, actor and West Point graduate has appeared on more than 200 magazine covers, Bravo’s reality television show “Work Out” and NBC’s daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” according to a website in Plitt’s name.

Plitt was born in Baltimore.

He served five years in the Army after graduating from West Point, the website said.

via Reality TV star, fitness model struck and killed by train in Southern California s – San Jose Mercury News.

One thought on “Reality TV star, fitness model struck and killed by train in Southern California s – San Jose Mercury News

  1. He was a retard, should have been arrested for illegal use of private property – race a train, you will always lose. one dash9-4cw Locomotive is exactly 495,000 lbs the train crew did not even feel the bump from the hit. I have hit around 100 cows at once before -going through the “long tunnel” on Tehachapi westbound out of barstow. didn’t feel that either just had guts and parts all over the cab and windows.

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