ENCINITAS–A female pedestrian who ran in front of a Coaster train was fatally struck Tuesday morning, authorities say.
Deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit responded to a 6:28 a.m. report of a Coaster train and pedestrian collision.
The collision occurred on the railroad tracks nearest the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Vulcan Avenue in Encinitas. A southbound Coaster train was traveling at approximately 50 miles per hour when a 56-year old woman ran onto the railroad tracks in front of the train. The train went into emergency braking, but struck the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff’s Department’s non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.