77-year-old woman fatally struck by train in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE (CNS) – An apparently suicidal 77-year-old woman was fatally struck by a train near Buccaneer Beach today.

The pedestrian walked in front of the southbound Amtrak locomotive near Broadway and Cassidy streets in Oceanside shortly after 8 a.m. and sat on the tracks, sheriff's traffic Deputy Dawn Patterson said.

The engineer was unable to brake in time to keep the train from hitting the woman.

Her name was withheld pending notification of her family.

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