VALHALLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A model and actor who apparently caught fire after climbing on top of a Metro-North Railroad train Sunday morning has died from his injuries, railroad officials said.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said Brian McClellen, a 21-year-old Ohio native, was discovered atop a train shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday at the Riverside station in Greenwich, Connecticut, when crew members were performing an inspection after the Manhattan-bound train lost power.
Crew members doused McClellen with a fire extinguisher, MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center, where he underwent several surgeries, the New York Post reported.
Donovan said Sunday that MTA police are investigating how McClellen got on top of the train and why. The trains are powered by overhead electrical wires.
A source told the Post that video taken at the Stamford Metro-North station shows an apparently intoxicated McClellen, who lived in New York City, climbing on top of the train.
McClellen’s agent told the newspaper his client had recently booked a role in a TV show called “Younger” with Hilary Duff and was set to begin work on the series next week.
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