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Woman Struck and Killed While Standing on Railroad Tracks in Carlsbad

Carlsbad CA— For the second time in four days, a woman dies after being struck by a train in North County. This afternoon, April 3, 2017, just before 2:00pm, deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit responded to a Coaster Train vs. pedestrian collision.

The collision occurred on the railroad tracks just north of Tamarack Avenue in the city of Carlsbad. A northbound Coaster Train was traveling approximately 90 miles per hour when the train operator observed a female pedestrian standing on the tracks. The train went into emergency braking but was unable to stop in time and fatally struck the female.

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

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