SAN DIEGO–A northbound Amtrak train struck and killed a man near the railroad tracks early Sunday morning, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s department.
Deputies from the San Diego Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit responded to the 6:31 a.m. collision approximately half a mile north of the Sorrento Valley Transit Station.
The train was traveling at approximately 60 miles per hour when the engineer observed a younger looking male adult, emerge from the nearby brush and run towards the railroad tracks. The train went into emergency braking, but was not able to stop before striking the man as he stepped onto the tracks. He was pronounced dead at the scene.