Del Mar CA— On Tuesday morning, November 29th, 2016, at approximately 11:20, deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit responded to an Amtrak Train vs. pedestrian collision. The collision occurred on the railroad tracks near 15th Street and Coast Hwy 101, in the City of Del Mar.
A northbound Amtrak Train was traveling at approximately 48 miles per hour when the engineer observed a white male adult between the ages of 60-70 years old step towards the railroad tracks at the designated pedestrian crossing. The train went into emergency braking, but the train struck the male as he stepped onto the tracks.
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.