San Marcos CA— Early this morning, February 4, 2015, at approximately 6:12 am, Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement deputies responded to a train versus pedestrian collision on the railroad tracks at mile post marker 114.5, at the intersection of W. Mission Road and Pacific Street, in the city of San Marcos.
An approximately thirty year old female was struck by an eastbound SPRINTER passenger train while attempting to cross the railroad tracks east of the intersection. According to witnesses, as the train was approaching the intersection, the female walked onto the railroad tracks and was struck.
The female was pronounced dead at the scene. The railroad crossing gates were down and all warning lights and bells were activated.
The Sheriff’s Transit 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.