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Sprinter Strikes, Kills 1 in San Marcos

The fatal collision occurred less than a mile east of the Palomar College train station

A person was struck and killed by a Sprinter train Tuesday less than a mile from the Palomar College station in San Marcos.

San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the intersection of W Mission and Knoll roads at milepost market 118.9 just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. 

The train was traveling at approximately 45 miles per hour when the operator saw a pedestrian next to the stracks. The conductor activated the emergency brakes after first spotting the pedestrian, but could not stop in time. 

A pedestrian described by officials as an adult male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt. Jason King said deputies were interviewing witnesses but could not speculate on how the man found himself in the path of the oncoming train.

The North County Transit District said the Sprinter service in San Marcos may be delayed as a result of the investigation. 

The Sheriff's Transit Enforcement Unit will investigate. 

No further information was immediately available.

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