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Coaster train strikes, kills pedestrian in Encinitas

A northbound Coaster train arrives at the Poinsettia station in Carlsbad. (Unrelated to the accident)
A northbound Coaster train arrives at the Poinsettia station in Carlsbad. (Unrelated to the accident)

(San Diego Union-Tribune)

It happened around 3 p.m. near Leucadia Boulevard and North Coast Highway 101

A Coaster train fatally struck a pedestrian Friday afternoon, June 4, near Moonlight State Beach.

The deadly incident occurred about 3 p.m. in the area of Leucadia Boulevard and North Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The pedestrian, whose identity was not immediately available, died at the scene, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

Train service in the area was disrupted for several hours, according to the North County Transit District.

Normal service resumed a little after 6 p.m.


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