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Train Strikes, Kills Pedestrian Trespassing on Tracks in Encinitas

The incident caused delays for some trains in the area, the North County Transit District confirmed

An Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian on the tracks in Encinitas Thursday morning, prompting delays of several trains in the area.

The pedestrian was fatally hit just after 9:20 a.m. at Leucadia Boulevard and North Vulcan Avenue. The train came to a halt and deputies were called to the scene to investigate the incident.


The North County Transit District posted updates on Twitter about how the incident was impacting train service. Southbound Coaster 644 was delayed by about an hour, with a bus bridge established at Poinsettia to transfer passengers to another train taking them southbound toward San Diego. Coaster 639 was also delayed.

No one else was hurt; the incident is under investigation. One witness told deputies she saw the pedestrian lie down on the tracks moments before being hit.

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