Pedestrian killed by train in Encinitas


A woman was killed when she ran into the path of an oncoming Amtrak train in Encinitas, according to authorities. The death was reported on Oct. 29 at 7:40 p.m. on the tracks near Sanford Street and North Vulcan Avenue, said San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Smith.

A northbound Amtrak train was going approximately 84 miles per hour when the engineer saw a woman run toward the railroad tracks, said Deputy Jason Burk of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The train went into emergency braking, but was unable to stop and struck the woman, who ran onto the tracks. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Burk said.