Man struck by train in San Clemente: Buses brought in for Amtrak passengers

Investigation under way

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. - Dozens of passengers bound for San Diego on an Amtrak train were stranded on Christmas Eve in San Clemente when a 54-year-old man stepped in front of the train and was killed near Camino Capistrano and El
Camino Real.

The Pacific Surfliner train was headed from Los Angeles to San Diego when it hit the man at 4:30 p.m., according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

The man was declared dead at the scene. Witnesses said he walked in front of the train. It was not clear whether he did so intentionally.

Buses were brought in to take passengers to their ultimate destinations.

An investigation closed Amtrak and Metrolink trains for several hours after the incident.

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