CARLSBAD–A northbound Amtrak train on Thursday struck and killed a man at the pedestrian crosswalk in Carlsbad, the Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit said.
The collision occurred at 8 a.m. on the railroad tracks at the pedestrian crosswalk near the 400 block of Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad. The train was traveling at approximately 80 miles per hour when the engineer observed a white male adult, between the ages of 25 to 35-years-old, standing at the Carlsbad Village Drive pedestrian crossing. The man was observed standing within the crossing arm guards. The train sounded its warning horn to alert the man, but he jumped in front of the train fatally striking him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.