A 20-year-old woman was fatally struck by a freight train in Carlsbad Thursday night and possibly walked onto the tracks as the train approached, according to witnesses.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said the deadly incident happened just after 10:30 p.m. at Mile Post Marker 232 in the 5900 block of Avenida Encinas.
Witnesses told deputies it appeared the woman walked onto the railroad tracks just as a southbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train approached.
The impact left the woman dead at the scene.
The incident is under investigation. The woman’s name has not yet been released. Anyone with information on the case should contact deputies at (858) 565-5200.