Southern California police say a man accused of fatally pushing a woman in front of a freight train has been arrested
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A man accused of fatally pushing a woman in front of a freight train in Southern California has been arrested, authorities said.
The woman, whose name has not yet been released, was struck by the train Monday morning in the town of Riverside, about 89 kilometers from downtown Los Angeles, police said Thursday.
Riverside Police said in a statement that the woman and the man, Kevin Errol Lewis, had an argument next to the train tracks which turned physical.
During the altercation, Lewis allegedly pushed the woman he was romantically involved with onto the train, killing her, police said.
Officers found Lewis, 41, nearby and detained him, police said. He is being held without bond on suspicion of murder and domestic violence, as well as several outstanding warrants for theft and narcotics offences.
Lewis, who police described as a transient, is due in court on April 25, online jail records show. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
The murder was similar to a death in New York in January that shocked the city after a woman was shoved to death outside a subway train under Times Square in a seemingly unprovoked attack. Police charged Martial Simon, who authorities said was homeless, with killing Michelle Alyssa Go.
Simon is being held in a prison hospital and is expected to return to court on Tuesday, according to online prison and court records.