A man was killed Friday afternoon when a train hit him on a stretch of oceanfront tracks near Seagrove Park in Del Mar.
The railway fatality occurred in the area of the western end of 13th Street in the beach city shortly after 4 p.m., according to sheriff’s officials.
The southbound Coaster train was traveling at approximately 50 miles per hour when the man was observed walking south along the tracks. The engineer sounded the train’s horn multiple times, but the man was wearing headphones and didn’t move out of the way.
Medics performed CPR on the victim at the scene, Lt. Dave Schaller said, but were unable to revive him.
Rail service was temporarily suspended in the area, with train passengers being offered bus transportation as an alternative means of reaching their destinations, according to North County Transit District officials.
—City News Service
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