(L.A.) Vanessa Ayala Valencia, 33, Died on Railroad Tracks

Case Number: 2023-11695

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 33-year-old Hispanic female that occurred on railroad tracks.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Vanessa Ayala Valencia.

Manner of Death: Undetermined

Cause of Death: Blunt Trauma

RIP VANESSA AYALA VALENCIA (May 28, 1990 – September 1, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 9:54 p.m.

The decedent was hit by an Amtrak train in North Hollywood.

Firefighters were called at 9:38 p.m. to 12099 Sherman Road, east of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, where they learned the San Diego-bound Pacific Surfliner train carrying approximately 116 passengers had struck the woman and killed her.

The deputy medical examiner is unable to conclude whether it was a suicide, homicide or accident.