Pedestrian killed by coaster train near Beacon’s Beach

ENCINITAS (CNS) – A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian near Beacon’s Beach Monday.

The man walked into the path of the southbound Coaster locomotive off the 1000 block of North Vulcan Avenue in Encinitas shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to sheriff’s officials.

The engineer sounded the train’s horn and bells but was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the victim, who died at the scene, Deputy Jeffrey Houser said. The man’s name was withheld pending family notification.

The tracks were clear for train service again by early afternoon, according to North County Transit District officials.

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