2nd Man Fatally Hit by Freight Train in North County - NBC 7 San Diego

2nd Man Fatally Hit by Freight Train in North County

This marks two such incidents in the North County in just over 24 hours



    Witnesses say a 40-year-old man was sitting on the tracks when a freight train fatally struck him. He is the second man to be killed by a train in 24 hours, as Sherene Tagharobi reports. (Published Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014)

    A 40-year-old man was fatally hit by a freight train in San Diego’s North County early Saturday morning marking the second such incident in the area in just over 24 hours.

    The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said this latest train death happened around 1:50 a.m. at Mile Post Marker 238.2 in the 900 block of South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas.

    Officials said a man was struck and killed by a northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) freight train – the same type of train that fatally hit a 22-year-old man in Carlsbad Thursday night.

    In the Encinitas case, witnesses told investigators that the man was sitting on the west rail of the tracks with his head in his hands, looking downward, as the train approached.

    Man, 22, Killed by Freight TrainMan, 22, Killed by Freight Train

    Patrick Terrin, 22, was hit and killed by a freight train in Carlsbad while attempting to cross the tracks on Aug. 7, 2014. NBC 7's Artie Ojeda shares details.
    (Published Friday, Aug. 8, 2014)

    The freight train activated its horn and emergency braking system but was unable to stop before hitting the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released.

    The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s department at (858) 565-5200.

    Meanwhile, the victim from Thursday’s fatal train case in Carlsbad was identified Friday as Patrick Terrin. Officials said Terrin was struck by a BNSF freight train as he attempted to cross the tracks at Mile Post Marker 229.1 near Grand Avenue and State Street. In that instance, officials said the grade crossing warning system was activated and working when the train approached.

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