ENCINITAS–An Amtrak train fatally struck a pedestrian on Wednesday after he walked into the middle of the railroad tracks, San Diego Sheriff’s Department said.
The collision occurred just before 8 p.m. on the railroad tracks near Mile Post Marker 238.4 in Encinitas. A southbound Amtrak Train was traveling at approximately 57 miles per hour when an adult male walked into the middle of the tracks. The man was struck by the train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The North Coastal Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit is investigating the incident.