Sheriff’s deputies examine the section of track where the pedestrian was struck. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian Friday afternoon in Del Mar.

The Coaster train hit the 62-year-old man while traveling to the north at about 50 mph in the area of Eighth Street and Stratford Court shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to San Diego County sheriff’s officials.

The victim, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene, said Deputy Brian Abraham.

The fatality forced a several-hour halt to rail service through the area.

Updated at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 18, 2019

— City News Service

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