Man hit, killed by train in Encinitas

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ENCINITAS, Calif. -- A southbound Amtrak train hit and killed a pedestrian Wednesday in Encinitas, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Around 4:45 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Leucadia Boulevard and North Vulcan Avenue, where a man had stepped onto the railroad tracks in front of a train. The train, which was traveling at around 90 mph, went into emergency braking but hit the man, who died at the scene.

Rail service was delayed in the area as authorities investigated.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 858-565-5200.