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Man killed by Amtrak train in North County

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Tuesday evening in Oceanside.

The man, whose age and identity were not immediately released, was hit about 7:50 p.m. by Amtrak Train 591, according to a Metrolink spokeswoman.

The northbound train was traveling about 35 mph when the man ran toward the tracks and dove in front of the train in the area of Surfrider Way and North Cleveland Street , according to Deputy Jason Burk of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

Metrolink Train 608, headed south to Oceanside, was canceled in San Clemente and an Orange County Transit Authority bus was being used to take the roughly 15 people aboard to their destination, according to Metrolink.

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