Man dead after being hit by train in Encinitas


A man was pronounced dead Oct. 20 after being struck by a train in Encinitas.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit responded to a train versus pedestrian collision at 11:20 a.m. Oct. 20 in the 1000 block of North Vulcan Avenue, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department.

According to witnesses, as the southbound train was approaching, a middle aged white male walked onto the tracks and was struck, the press release states.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Coaster tried to warn the male by means of a horn and a bell, but was unable to stop prior to the collision. The Sheriff’s Railroad Enforcement Unit will be handling the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.