Metrolink train
A Metrolink train. Courtesy OCTA

A woman was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Oceanside on Sunday afternoon.

The crash occurred about 2:40 p.m. near 290 Seagaze Drive, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The train’s engineer told deputies that the woman, who appeared to be in her 30s, deliberately walked onto the tracks past the guarded pedestrian crossing.

The train sounded an alert to warn the woman to get off the tracks but the engineer said she remained standing on the tracks, facing the train as it approached. The train attempted to stop but hit and killed the woman.

The woman died at the scene. Her name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information on this crash was asked to call the sheriff’s department at 858-565-5200.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.