A Coaster train heading north on the Del Mar bluffs. Photo by Chris Jennewein

A Coaster train fatally struck a pedestrian near Moonlight State Beach Friday afternoon.

The rail fatality in the area of Leucadia Boulevard and North Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas occurred about 3 p.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The pedestrian died at the scene, the agency reported.

Details on the circumstances of the death, including the victim’s age and gender, were not immediately available.

— City News Service contributed to this report

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