Metro statement on tragic death today of long-time employee Willie Toy

As you may have heard, a Metro employee died early this morning in Hollywood when the employee’s van was struck by a car apparently fleeing the police. Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington has issued the following statement:

It is with the deepest sadness that I write to inform you of a passing within our Metro family. This morning, a tragic accident claimed the life of Mr. Willie Toy, a 15-year employee and Custodian Lead. Mr. Toy was on duty when his Metro van was struck while traveling between Metro Red Line stations at the intersection of Hollywood and Gower. During this time of great loss, my deepest condolences are with his family and friends. I ask that you join me in keeping Mr. Toy’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.

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  1. My prayers goes out to my Metro Family, We stand as one when ever a tragedy strikes. May God bless the Toy Family .
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  2. I knew willie when I was a service attendant at the redline for 2000 to 2011…one cool cat!!! RIP Brother!!!!

  3. My condolences goes out to Mr. Toy’s family, friends, and loved ones, as well as to the Metro family. May his soul rest in peace.

  4. I’d always kid Willie that he was following me. I’m going to miss that. I’m going to miss him. My prayers go out to his Mom and family.

  5. This is so sad. Metro’s stations and other facilities are among the cleanest I have encountered in the world of mass transit. The loss of Mr. Toy is a great tragedy, and I hope the killer is prosecuted fully.

  6. I’m going to miss this man of God especially when he pray and I want to pray for his family andthe family of his church .what a heartbreak

  7. May God rest his soul, me and Willie went to Jr high and High School together. When i started working for Metro in 2007 Willie was my lead. I’m going to miss my friend.

  8. My cousin my friend my brother
    Will be missed by all of us . Me and Kev can’t explain or understand this…… Hurt … Hurt …. Hurt . You will truly be missed but never forgotten … You touched so many . Love you big cousin