Train hits, kills pedestrian near Encinitas

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ENCINITAS, Calif. — Rail operations have resumed after a deadly train crash near Encinitas.

Trains were at a stand-still Monday as deputies investigated the crash at Chesterfield Drive and San Elijo Avenue. Chesterfield was closed between San Elijo and South Coast Highway 101.

The sheriff’s department said a pedestrian died after being hit by the train. The Medical Examiner’s Office is working to identify the victim and notify family.

The Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit investigates incidents along North County Transit District routes. Anyone with information was asked to call the sheriff department’s non-emergency line at 858-565-5200.

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