A pedestrian who was standing on the tracks as a southbound Amtrak train approached him was struck and killed Sunday in Oceanside, authorities are reporting.
The deadly collision was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. on the railroad track crossing located at 250 Cassidy Street, according to Deputy G. Pantoja of the sheriff’s department.
The train was traveling approximately 50-60 mph when the locomotive’s operator spotted the pedestrian standing on the tracks, Pantoja said.
The train went into emergency braking “but was unable to stop in time and fatally struck the male,” the deputy continued.
The victim’s identity has not been released.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s department’s at (858) 565-5200.
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