On Saturday, January 17, 2015 he was fucking
around on the train tracks in Burbank, as you do. He was with friends and
was shooting video, probably for his exercise blog. Because that's what you do
on train tracks, isn't it?
At 4:10 p.m. he was on the tracks near Front
Street in downtown Burbank. A witness said, "He had on all black. I saw him
stumble over the tracks. He had a camcorder in his hand." Witnesses watched
in horror as the southbound Metrolink Train 268 approached and struck him.
The passengers had to be taken from the train
and put in buses to get to their destination.
Trivia: The day he died was leg day.
"I have no fear of death." - Greg
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has
related information is asked to contact Burbank Police Detective Michael Edwards
at (818) 238-3264.
Rest You Piece.
UPDATE: Monday, January 19, 2015
Channel 7 News updated their website Monday
morning. "The conductor said that he was coming southbound on the train he
hit the horn and the brakes to try and stop, but Mr. Plitt did not seem to react
to the train's horn," Burbank police Sgt. Scott Meadows said.
The Extremely Shy Greg Plitt
Troy and I went on a field trip to attempt to
find the exact location where Greg Plitt was struck by a train. Big ol' train.
I'm gonna get that train.
I found another previously published workout
video online of Greg giving fitness instructions on the railroad tracks exactly
where he was killed. See that Silo thingy on the right behind him? Well, the
bridge is behind him too.
Silo behind on the right.
This is from the opposite angle, so in the
photo above he is beyond the silo, back to us.
Here is video I shot less than 24 hours
after the accident.
This is the last thing that happened in Greg's
life. Note the POLICE TAPE still on the tracks.
Friends of Plitt were interviewed on Monday,
January 19. Warren Coulter, "He just made a mistake." His girlfriend
Christina Stejskal said, "He was just trying to get the best shot."
Metrolink said that the train's engineer saw
Plitt on the tracks and sounded the horn. He then hit the emergency brakes.