Police: Fitness model killed by train was running on tracks

21 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Death of Greg Plitt, Bravo Star Killed by Train, Ruled an Accident.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fitness model and actor who was killed when he was hit by a train was running on the tracks ahead of the train while filming a promotional video for his website. The family of actor and fitness model Greg Plitt said they have received thousands of messages from well-wishers and now are planning a public memorial Saturday in Beverly Hills. “Your messages have uplifted us and give us strength; we thank you for that. Burbank police Officer Joshua Kendrick says video from a camera atop the Metrolink commuter train shows 37-year-old George Gregory Plitt Jr. running between the rails Saturday afternoon in Burbank. He wanted to push things to the limit, he’s just like Superman.” “This was not an authorized shoot,” Metrolink spokesperson Jeff Lustgarten tells PEOPLE. “We get two to three requests a month for filming and we go through a permitting process where we do a site check, put everyone through a detailed safety briefing and most importantly we have a flag man there with the crew on the day of filming. The flagman knows the schedule of the trains and communicates with operations, but none of that occurred.” “We had no idea they were going to be out there,” he adds. “The engineer did see Mr.

One witness who worked on the commercial shoot told an investigator that Plitt was trying to show that the energy drink would make you as fast as Superman and be able to outrun a train, a source told TMZ. Previously, witnesses said that Plitt, who was wearing all black that day and holding a camcorder in his hand, had just tripped and fell trying to get an action shot for the commercial.

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