Model dies after catching fire while train surfing

A US MODEL, who was known for his daredevil stunts, has died after he caught fire while train surfing in Connecticut.

Brian McClellen climbed on top of a New Haven line train at the Stamford rail station around 5:10am on Monday.

The 21-year-old’s body was found shortly afterwards by workers after power had been cut to the train.


It’s believed McClellen caught fire after coming in contact with the train’s pantograph (a metal arm that collects power from the 12,500 volts in overheard wires).

He was rushed to hospital with electrical burns on more than 90 percent of his body.

McClellan was reportedly intoxicated when he climbed atop the train.