Pedestrian hit by train, killed in Encinitas

The collision was reported at 6:45 a.m. on the tracks on Leucadia Boulevard at North Coast Highway


A man was hit by an Amtrak train and killed in Leucadia early Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, officials said.

The collision was reported at 6:45 a.m. on the tracks at Leucadia Boulevard and North Coast Highway 101. The age of the man who was killed was not immediately released.

Investigators believe the pedestrian was attempting to cross the tracks while the crossing arms were down when he was struck by the train, sheriff’s Deputy Dawn Morabe said.

North County Transit officials implemented a “bus bridge” to help passengers get to their destinations while train service was halted.

By 8:35 a.m., the tracks had reopened between the Poinsettia and Encinitas stations although the agency warned delays were still possible due to restricted speed through Leucadia.

No other information was immediately available.

— Karen Kucher is a reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune

— City News Service contributed to this report.