DEL MAR–A male pedestrian Tuesday walking towards a railroad track in Del Mar was fatally struck by a northbound train, North Coastal Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit reports.
The collision occurred on the railroad tracks near 15 Street and Coast Hwy 101. An Amtrak train was traveling at approximately 48 miles per hour when the engineer observed a white male adult between the ages of 60 to 70-years-old step towards the railroad tracks at the designated pedestrian crossing. The train went into emergency braking, but the train struck the male as he stepped onto the tracks.
The male was pronounced dead at the scene.