Woman Hit, Killed by Train in Carlsbad

The deadly collision happened at Avenida Encinas, north of Palomar Airport Road

A woman was struck and killed by a train in Carlsbad Thursday, authorities confirmed.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) said the fatal collision happened just before 1:30 p.m. at Avenida Encinas, north of Palomar Airport Road.

Investigators said the woman was crossing in an area marked restricted for pedestrians when a southbound Amtrak train going between 70 to 80 mph hit her. The train's engineer did activate the emergency braking system on the train but was unable to stop it, investigators said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The woman's name was not immediately released and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this case can call the SDSO’s non-emergency line at (858) 565-2000 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

Contact Us