CARLSBAD–A 20 year-old female pedestrian was struck and killed by a southbound freight train, Sheriff’s Deputies said Thursday.
Deputies say at approximately 10:38 p.m., they received a call about a collision on the railroad tracks near the 5900 block of Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad.
The unidentified female was struck by a southbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train. According to witnesses, as the train was approaching the location, the victim walked onto the railroad tracks and was struck. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department Coaster and Railroad Enforcement Unit were called to the scene and will be handling the investigation.
Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at (858)565-5200.