Man hit, killed by train

Man hit, killed by train
A middle-aged white male is hit and killed by a Coaster passenger train Monday morning near the 1000 block of North Vulcan Avenue in Encinitas. Courtesy photo

ENCINITAS — On Monday at approximately 11:20 am, Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement deputies responded to a train versus pedestrian collision on the railroad tracks at mile post marker 236.3, which is in the 1000 Block of North Vulcan Avenue.

A middle aged white male was struck by a southbound Coaster passenger train. According to witnesses, as the train was approaching the location, the male walked onto the railroad tracks and was struck. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Coaster tried to warn the male by means of a horn and a bell, but was unable to stop prior to the collision. The Sheriff’s Railroad Enforcement Unit will be handling the investigation. Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.

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