Man killed after walking into path of train
ENCINITAS, Calif. — A man was killed when he walked into the path of a passenger train near Beacon’s Beach Monday, investigators said.
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.
There were 135 passengers on the train when it hit the victim, North County Transit District officials said. They were loaded on buses and taken to their destinations.
The tracks were clear for train service again by 1:30 p.m ., according to North County Transit District officials.