Pedestrian hit, killed by prepare in Oceanside; second deadly prepare crash in three days

A pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak prepare and killed in Oceanside on Thursday afternoon, turning into the second particular person to die on the railroad tracks within the North County metropolis this week, sheriff’s officers mentioned.

Shortly after three:50 p.m., authorities obtained a report that somebody had been hit on the tracks close to Wisconsin Road, south of Oceanside’s pier, based on sheriff’s dispatcher and Deputy Tyler Eikermann.

Investigators mentioned the pedestrian was standing in the midst of the tracks, and regardless of the prepare’s engineer sounding a horn a number of occasions, the particular person made no try to maneuver, Eikermann mentioned. The engineer was unable to cease the prepare earlier than it struck and killed the particular person.

Sheriff’s officers didn’t launch the identify, age or gender of the one that died.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a San Diego Democrat, tweeted that she was on the prepare heading to Los Angeles when it struck the pedestrian.

“In the event you really feel such as you need assistance, please name the Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255,” Gonzalez tweeted.

The North County Transit District put out a collection of tweets about delays to Coaster, Sprinter and Amtrak providers Thursday night.

Thursday’s deadly crash was the second time this week a pedestrian was fatally struck on the tracks in Oceanside. On Tuesday, a girl died on the railroad tracks close to Cassidy Road, roughly a mile or so south of the situation of Thursday’s incident.

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