Train kills pedestrian in Encinitas

ENCINITAS, Calif. — An investigation was under way Friday into the death of a pedestrian struck by a southbound Coaster train in Encinitas.

The train hit the pedestrian near the 1400 block of South Coast Highway around 6 p.m. Thursday, according to San Diego County sheriff’s Deputy D. Patterson. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The county coroner’s office was expected to release the pedestrian’s name, age and gender following positive identification. The coroner may also report the cause  of death, including whether it was an accident or suicide.