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Man Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train in Oceanside

Oceanside CA— For the second time this week, a man has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Oceanside. This morning, May 31, 2017 shortly after 9:30, deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit responded to an Amtrak and pedestrian collision. The collision occurred on the railroad tracks just south of the Oceanside Transit Center, located 195 S. Tremont Street, in the city of Oceanside.

A northbound Amtrak train was traveling at approximately 52 miles per hour and decreasing in speed when a male ran across multiple tracks into the direct path of the oncoming train.The train went into emergency braking, but the train struck the male.

The male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier this week, two men were struck by an Amtrak train near Cassidy St. One man, identified as 22-year-old Max Henry Heyer of Oceanside, was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was transported with serious injuries to Scripps La Jolla Hospital for treatment.

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