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Man electrocuted and killed while surfing Metro-North train

Brian Mclellen
McLellen was an aspiring actor and model.

An aspiring model and actor died on Monday in the wake of a daredevil stunt gone horribly wrong.

Early on Sunday morning, 21-year-old Brian McClellen was electrocuted and severely burned after he jumped on top of a Metro-North train heading from Connecticut to New York City and was struck by a mechanized arm atop the train that was pulsing with 12,500 volts of electricity.

As the train pulled into Connecticut’s Riverside Station at around 5 a.m., an MTA crew member discovered McLellen atop the train and doused him with a fire extinguisher, though it was too late for the Cleveland native as he’d already suffered burns to 85% of his body.

McClellen was transported to Westchester Medical Center, where he died roughly 24 hours after the incident. Local police are reviewing a video of the tragic events.

Many of McLellen’s friends have taken to his Facebook page to express their condolences and regrets.

I am still in shock because you were just over my apartment for dinner on Friday night, if I could foresee the future I would have never let you leave!” wrote Arthur Massei. “My heart is very heavy and I will miss you.”

I am so thankful for having had known such a wonderful loving and sensitive person,” added Marcus Morris, McLellen’s former roommate in NYC. “My heart is torn to pieces right now little brother. This is truly a nightmare.”

“You’re my angel now and one day we will be together again. I promise. See you soon. I love you,” wrote Mariah Augustine.

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