Authorities told TMZ that they believe the “Work Out” star was filming a commercial for a new sports drink, and tried to outrun the oncoming Metrolink train in Burbank, CA.
Sources added that he tripped and fell, and couldn’t get out of the way in time.
Another insider described the former Army Ranger – with more than 1,000 plane jumps to his credit – as an adrenaline junkie.
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His heartbroken girlfriend Christina Stejskal told the L.A. Times he was “just trying to get the best shot.”
“He wanted to push things to the limit,” she said. “He's just like Superman.”
The Times confirmed that Plitt, who appears to have used the tracks as a location for a fitness video in the past, did not have a permit to film on the tracks.