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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.

1 Comment

  • Greg

    I was on that train. It's interesting that the article says the coroner will report what the cause of death was… Really? It's a train traveling at over 60 mph – big. massive.metal.force vs. small fleshy person- wonder what could have killed them that the coroner is not sure about…and I won't get into the details of what we heard…though most of us thought we hit something metal like a bike.
    Crimony.

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