Man killed by train in Del Mar

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DEL MAR, Calif. -- A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian in Del Mar Friday afternoon.

The Coaster train hit the 62-year-old man in the area of Eighth Street and Stratford Court about 1:30 p.m., according to sheriff's officials. Officials said the train had been travelling about 50 miles per hour at the time of the crash.

The victim, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene, Lt. Dave Perkins said.

The fatality forced a temporary halt to rail service in the area.

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