Wife: Lake Elsinore man struck by train pushed her off tracks

Posted at 1:12 PM, Apr 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-21 16:12:47-04

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — The wife of a man who was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Southern California says investigators told her he pushed her out of the way.

The Orange County Register reports Saturday that Jacqueline Gibson, of Lake Elsinore, said she was vacationing with her 71-year-old husband Ernest Gibson Monday when they crossed the tracks to return to their Dana Point campground.

She says he suddenly told her to run. She found herself on the other side moments later as the train came through.

Once it passed, she found her husband's body.

She says investigators told her video from the train showed her husband pushing her out of the way.

Metrolink officials say the area was restricted. Gibson says there were no signs indicating to keep out.