[UPDATE BELOW] T
he man who was found on fire on top of a Metro-North train car yesterday in Connecticut is a 21-year-old model from Ohio. Brian McClellen, who is also an aspiring actor and has been living in New York, had "electrical burns, some third degree, on more than 90 percent of his body," according to the Post.
The Metro-North train was headed to New York when it stopped at the Riverside Station in Greenwich just after 5 a.m. The train lost power and train workers were to investigate what happened—and found McClellen on fire. The workers put out the fire with a fire extinguisher and McClellen was taken to Westchester Medical Center's burn unit. News 12 Connecticut reported that police believe the man jumped onto the moving train near the Greenwich/Stamford line and rode it for a while. From the Post:
Video taken at the Stamford rail station shows an apparently intoxicated McClellen climbing on top of the train, a source said.
Investigators believe the victim, who lives near Union Square, was burned after a coming in contact with the train’s pantograph, which collects power from the 12,500 volts in the wires.
The Post adds that the young man is "in critical condition Sunday night after several surgeries... He was wrapped head to toe in bandages, and hospital sources said he was horribly disfigured."
McClellen was booked to work on the upcoming TV show Younger this week.
Update 12:32 p.m.: A Metro-North spokesman confirmed that McClellen has died.