Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Leucadia


A train struck and killed a person Wednesday evening, Oct. 20, in the Leucadia area of Encinitas, authorities said.

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Few details of the fatal crash were immediately available, but it happened a little after 6:30 p.m. on the tracks near Leucadia Oaks Park, according to San Diego sheriff’s Sgt. Jason King from the department’s transit enforcement unit.

The tracks in that area, and through most of Encinitas, run between Coast Highway 101 and Vulcan Avenue.

The involved train was a northbound Coaster, a commuter train operated by the North County Transit District between Oceanside and downtown San Diego. The person, whose name, age and other identifying details were not released, died at the scene, King said in a news release.

The North County Transit District shut down rail service in the area and used buses to transport train passengers. The tracks were reopened, and normal train service resumed, around 9 p.m.

Earlier this month, a Coaster train struck an Audi sedan within a few blocks of where Wednesday’s fatal crash occurred. The Audi’s driver was uninjured in that collision.


3:45 p.m. Oct. 22, 2021: The original story on this page was updated and replaced with a story by The San Diego Union-Tribune.