Man killed in train accident

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A man was killed by an Amtrak train in Leucadia on March 15, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced in a press release.

The accident took place at approximately 4:45 p.m.

At that time, according to a press release, “deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit responded to an Amtrak and pedestrian collision. The collision occurred on the railroad tracks at the intersection of Leucadia Boulevard and Vulcan Avenue, in the city of Encinitas.

“A southbound Amtrak train was traveling at approximately 90 miles per hour when a male stepped on the railroad tracks in front of the train. The train went into emergency braking, but the train struck the male. The male was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

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