Man Killed by Train in Encinitas

The fatality was reported at 8:25 a.m.

Last Update: 4:00 p.m.

A man was struck and killed by a train Tuesday morning near along the railroad tracks near the 700 block of Vulcan Avenue and F Street.

The victim—an adult male—died on the scene, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Deputy Ed Macken.

Details of the death and the victim’s identity will be determined by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office, Macken added.

Deputies responded to the event at 8:22 a.m.


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Surfing Siren March 06, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Al, I don't care what kind of crossings they are, just speed them up! If the cheaper ones are safe for kids to cross, that is fine with me.
Jay Berman March 06, 2013 at 05:22 PM
So if someone wants to kill themselves they will just go to an at grade crossing ... I have a hard time believing people are getting hit by trains by accident ...
Melissa Spiegler March 06, 2013 at 06:09 PM
I've grown up in Encinitas and through the years, we've had our share of train accidents or fatalities. As children we grew up learning that if you hear or see a train coming and you're about to cross the track...Don't ....If you can see that train coming...Definitely Don't Cross, unless of course if you have a subconscious death wish. It's closer than you think. If you trip, it's Hasta La Vista Baby People think they can cross the track easily in a quick amount of time considering the tracks aren't very wide. Many people make the mistake of believing that if they hear an oncoming train that the train will be able to stop in time However, a 150-car freight train traveling 50 miles per hour will take over a mile to stop! Amtrak passenger trains travel non-stop through Encinitas. Be cautious when crossing train tracks and to those Red and Green Lights . If they're on, a train isn't too far behind.
Edward Borlenghi March 06, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Seems to be like it was either a suicide or somebody listening to headphones so loud he couldn't hear the train. Either way, it's a sad occurrence.
Nici Asten March 06, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Do the trains in Christchurch come barreling through at about 80 mph as the Amtrak trains do through Encinitas?


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